Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Packing Meals for Feed My Starving Children

The last time I ate out, it cost about $12 for a soup and sandwich. But, I only had 22¢ in my pocket ~ enough for crumbs. Where can I get a healthy meal for 22¢ these days?

Well, this past Saturday, my mom and I attended the Feed My Starving Children packing program, where my 22¢ could buy a full healthy meal for a needy child in seventy of the most poverty stricken countries in the world.

We arrived at ten o'clock and received our name tags and shirts before heading to the sanctuary. Where we watched an introductory video about the children who will receive the food we pack. The video documented malnourished children from the Philippines who desperately need food. We also watched another video teaching how to pack the food correctly so each child receives the correct amount of vitamins, vegetables, soy and rice. Once the video was finished, we walked to the school located next to the church to pack the food.

Packing stations had been prepared, and we chose the table and people with whom we wanted to work. My team consisted of my friends Kassie and Anna, my mom, Kassie's mom, and Anna's dad. My mom scooped the rice and soy. Kassie's mom scooped the vitamins and dried vegetables. Anna and Kassie held the bags around the end of the funnel and weighed them. Anna's dad pressed the bags and I sealed them. Together, we packed twenty-three boxes of thirty-six bags.

That's 828 meals at a cost of only $182.16!

At the end of the day we learned how many boxes were packed at all the stations. Together, the whole room packed 207 boxes. That was enough to feed 121 kids for one year!

If you would like more information on Feed My Starving Children, click this link.

Participating in a program like this makes me feel glad and grateful. Glad because I am helping others in need and grateful for the things that I have.

~ Haley

I am sharing this post at The Writer's Reverie All Things Bright and Beautiful Link-up this month.

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