For June’s GIFT (Generations in Faith Together) event, Christ Memorial Presbyterian Church will be working with Rise Against Hunger (previously Stop Hunger Now) to package meals. This year we will again package 20,000 meals, and we’ll need your help! All ages from 4 years and up are welcome to participate. Please let us know if childcare is needed for younger children.
Once again, our event will have two shifts: 10 a.m. – 12 p.m and 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. Each shift has 60 volunteer openings. To sign up for a volunteer shift, click here.
CMPC’s Mission Committee is funding a portion of the effort, and we are hoping to raise the balance of funds through donations. The cost is $0.29/meal, so the total cost for our 20,000 meal event is $5,800. You may contribute to the cause by making a donation when you register online, by contributing to the “5th Sunday” offering (which will occur on April 30th), and/or making a donation at the actual event on June 3rd. Participants of all ages in the 2016 meal packing event found it meaningful and a whole lot of fun! We expect the same this year!
The assembly process combines rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a flavoring mix that includes 23 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. The meals are shipped throughout the world to support school feeding programs, orphanages, and crisis relief. The food is stored easily, transported quickly, and has a shelf-life of two years.