We'll be volunteering at St. Matthew's Lutheran Church to pack over 100,000 meals for the hungry around the world and those impacted by natural disasters.
The morning and afternoon shifts are completely booked! However, Rise Against Hunger is looking for volunteers to help set up on Friday night and unload the supply trucks on Saturday morning. Set up will start at 6:30 p.m. on Friday and unloading will start bright and early at 6 a.m. on Saturday.
Registration is required.
What is the Meal Packing Event?
Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable. Their meal packing program was created to give dedicated individuals and organizations — from businesses to civic clubs — the opportunity to participate in a hands-on international hunger relief program and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry. The event involves the assembly-line packaging of highly nutritious dehydrated meals comprised of rice, soy, vegetables, and 23 essential vitamins and minerals.
There is nothing quite like working in the meal packing room — the feeling is electric! Hundreds of volunteers of all ages are working together, united in a common vision. There is music playing, people are singing along, dancing as they work. Every time a thousand meals have been loaded, a gong rings out, quickly followed by a loud cheer from everyone there.
It’s hands on. It’s fun. It’s satisfying. It’s meaningful. There truly is nothing like it.
We hope you'll join us in forming a meal-packing team! So that we can register our group together, you can sign up using this form and the HAYP board will submit all registrations together.
If you'd like to learn more about the event, visit:http://www.stmattlutheran.org/meal-packing/
or download the 2018 brochure.
We hope to see you there!