We Packed 25,000!
Last night, I joined volunteers from three local churches and the local children’s home to participate in a Stop Hunger Now event hosted by my church. Each volunteer chose a duty and received the privilege of getting to rock a hair net.
I was a “sealer” so my job was to seal the bags once they had been filled and weighed.
“Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief agency that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger for more than 14 years. Since 1998, the organization has coordinated the distribution of food and other lifesaving aid to children and families in countries all over the world.”
“Stop Hunger Now created its meal packaging program, in 2005. The program perfected the assembly process that combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packets. Each meal costs only 25 cents. The food stores easily, has a shelf-life of five years and transports quickly.”
A $25 donation feeds 100 children. Our goal was to pack and seal 25,000 meals and we met that goal in record time. We packed and sealed those meals in about an hour and a half.
The children rang the gong every time we reached 1,000 bags (and maybe a few extra times,too! ).
I can’t think of a better way to have spent my evening than by providing someone with a meal they desperately need.
If you’d like more information about the organization or how you or your group can host an event or give a contribution, just click here.
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and
you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in,”
Matthew 25:35 NIV Bible