Friday, June 18, 2010

Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging

For the last few years we've always had mission service days at annual conference, but with one day less the schedule is a little more compressed. Thankfully we still had a great quality, "hands on" mission option that has a tremendous impact.

More than 200,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now were packaged Thursday. The meals are going to school children in Nicaragua. The mission project was made possible by an anonymous donation of $50,000.

The prepackaged meals of rice, vegetables, soy protein and chicken flavoring include 21 essential vitamins and minerals chosen especially for malnourished people.
Each reusable plastic bag provides servings for six people, has a shelf life of three to five years and costs about 25 cents to make.

There was a great mix of children, youth, and adults of all ages and stages working on this assembly project.

Learn more about Stop Hunger Now Meal Packaging Program

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