Westmorelanders of all ages are invited to take part in a hands-on mission project together with Stop Hunger Now. Stop Hunger Now is an organization that aims to alleviate global hunger by sending meals and other aid to children and families all over the world. How do they do it? Stop Hunger Now sponsors meal-packing events with churches, schools, and other volunteer organizations to assemble millions of meals that can be shipped to partner organizations in other countries.
During a meal-packing event, several “packing teams” of 10-12 volunteers each work together to fill bins with raw ingredients, scoop ingredients into meal bags, weigh and seal the bags, box and stack them on pallets, and load the pallets and equipment onto a truck. 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 then 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.
Westmoreland has committed to preparing 10,000 meals on April 26th and we need your help! Please plan on staying after worship for 1-2 hours to join in the meal-packing event. There are roles for everyone—from 5 to 105 years old—in this activity, and will be a fun way for all of us to learn more about global hunger and teamwork together! If you have any questions and/or are interested in volunteering, contact Alexis at firstname.lastname@example.org.