Tuesday, January 29, 2013

Stop Hunger Now

This weekend my church participated in a Stop Hunger Now event where we packaged meals to go to schools in Haiti.  The church is temporarily transformed into multiple meal packaging stations where high protein dehydrated meals are packaged for use at a later time.  Our crew manned the weighing/sealing team. So once the meals were in their bag, we would double check the weight and seal them to be boxed up for distribution.  It was great fun.  Lila, Patrick, CJ, Kristi, Mike, Jessica, and myself were all a part, in addition to about another 200+ volunteers on the morning shift.  In just about 3 hours, we were able to get 80,000 meals packaged (the afternoon shift did about 60,000).

It was great fun and a great opportunity to be part of something bigger than ourselves.  Afterward, of course, we all did our part to end local hunger by grabbing lunch together (only a joke, please know, I don't actually think we are going hunger by any means) at the local Mexican joint.  It was great to spend some time with friends and be in community with each other!

SEAL TEAM: CJ and Lila sporting the browns and hair nets!

WEIGH TEAM: Patrick and myself sporting our green!


Lila creeping around
How have you been giving of your time and funds lately?

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