Monday, April 14, 2008

Daily bread

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!


Katie said...

How wonderful!! :-)

Thanks for the link and encouragement!

Have a great Monday!

thehomespunheart said...

Carrie - that is soooo neat! I'm so glad you were able to be a part of this!

Love you,

Anonymous said...

I do not remember hearing of this particular organization until your church participated -- how wonderful to be able to do something tangible! Thanks for sharing -- Love you, Mom

MyHeartIsAlwaysHome said...

I love this! How great that you were able to be a part of this.

Amy said...

Great job, Carrie! I know your church is making such a difference there with that!

Lauren@Baseballs&Bows said...

What a great program!

Come by and visit my most recent post. You are mentioned. :)

Angela - Life w/ One Busy Boy said...

That is great!!

A, B & C said...

How wonderful and what a great way to bond with people from your church. 33,000 meals will help so many people and if a few people who read your blog get involved, it will feed so many more!
Thanks for sharing this!

Anonymous said...

Carrie: What a great project for your church. I'm glad you shared & could be involved in it.

Praying for you....Love, Grandma