Yesterday morning I had the privilege to help out with a special program at my church. Our pastors planned a shortened service, and then the congregation was dismissed to the basement to help fight global hunger. How can a small church in Iowa make a difference? By partnering with Kids Against Hunger, an organization that uses volunteers to package vitamin-fortified rice-soy casseroles to be distributed in 38 countries around the world.
It's truly an amazing process. Each bag is filled with soy powder, fortified chicken flavoring, dehydrated vegetables, and rice and then sealed and packaged in boxes. One package can feed 6 people; the boxes we filled yesterday (33,000 meals!) will soon be on their way to Haiti.
I'm so thankful I belong to a church that desires to serve beyond our local community. Click on the link above to find out how you or your church can get involved!