Numana, the international hunger relief organization, along with The Bobby Bones Show and TEEMHaiti, broke the Guinness World Record for number of hunger relief meals packaged in one hour with the 30 Abes campaign.
On Sept. 28, 2,000 volunteers gathered at the historic Nashville Municipal Auditorium in downtown Nashville, with the goal of packaging 500,000 meals to send to the Maison Des Enfants De Dieu orphanage in Port-au-prince, Haiti.
They surpassed their goal by packaging more than 530,000 meals in 39 minutes, setting the new Guinness World Record for most hunger relief meals packaged in one hour.
In addition to providing meals for Haiti, they also raised more than 2,000 pounds of non-perishable food items for the 2nd Harvest Food Bank of Middle Tennessee.
30 Abes was a promotional campaign created by The Bobby Bones Show to raise funds and bring awareness to international hunger. 30 Abes represents 30 cents, which is the cost of one life-sustaining meal. For 30 cents, Numana can provide a meal of rice, soy, dried pinto beans and a vitamin packet. Also included is the packaging and international shipping of the food.
Along with The Bobby Bones Show, the 30 Abes campaign was sponsored in large part by Sony Music Nashville.
Brad Paisley, Carrie Underwood, Miranda Lambert and Kelly Clarkson were just a few of the artists who sponsored the event.