Packing Meals For Children In Nicaragua

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Updated: 5/01/2013 11:55 pm

Hundreds of volunteers in Georgetown are working to erase hunger with the help of “Feed My Starving Children.”

For two days, they will be packing 150,000 bags of food at Grace Christian Church to ship to children in Nicaragua.

The bags are filled with rice, soy nuts, vitamins and dehydrated vegetables.

Fundraising to cover the cost of making these bags of food was done by the community for the past several weeks. They raised a total of $33,000.

Organizers said that in 90 minutes, volunteers could pack enough food to feed 75 people one hot meal a day for an entire year.

“When you look at that bag of food and think there's 6 meals in there and people in other parts of the world aren't going to eat if they don't get a bag like that… It's humbling, but also adds a lot of perspective,” Andrew Brown, lead pastor at Grace Christian said.

The church is also collecting canned goods for Amen House in Scott County this week. Their goal is to collect 4,000 cans.

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