Volunteers Pack More Than 100,000 Meals to Help Children in Haiti

Wells Fargo Bank was among the companies that sponsored teams that packed meals at Food For The Poor's Join The Pack event on June 4 at Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton. Photo/Food For The PoorNearly 300 starving children in Haiti will receive food every day for a year from Food For The Poor, thanks to volunteers who packed 101,088 lifesaving meals during the charity’s first Join The Pack event on June 4 at Advent Lutheran Church in Boca Raton.

More than 500 volunteers from businesses, churches and community organizations participated in the event, which was held in partnership with Feed My Starving Children,  a Christian nonprofit organization that sends prepackaged meals to more than 70 countries.

Enough money was raised by generous donors to provide an additional 1.9 million meals that will go to needy families in countries served by Food For The Poor in Latin America and the Caribbean.

Once prepared with boiling water, each MannaPack provides six generous servings of nutritious food. The easy-to-make, easy-to-transport meals are an answer to countless prayers. For children in danger of starvation, these meals are like manna from heaven.

“God has given us enough. We just need to find ways to share it,” said Andy Hagen, Pastor of Advent Lutheran Church. “We’re looking forward to sending off the food that people need, to empower and encourage them.”

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