Meals at one Lynchburg restaurant are being used to teach people about a global problem.
Students at Lynchburg College are spreading awareness about human trafficking at the Depot Grille Monday. During both lunch and dinner, customers are getting hand-outs that explain the issues of sex slavery and forced labor.
The event is part of a week-long series the school his hosting called "Break The Chains."
An estimated 27-million people are living in forced bondage around the world. According to LC professors, slaves can be found in 161 countries, including right here in the United States.
"There are a lot of kids that are being forced into labor and we wanted to raise awareness, to get people out of their comfort zones so that they will not look past those invisible children," said Todd Olsen, an LC coach and professor who is organizing this week's "Break the Chains" events.
Proceeds from Monday's sales at Depot Grille will go to an organization that fights human trafficking.