Loganville First United Methodist Church is inviting the community Saturday to help package meals to contribute to ongoing relief efforts following Hurricane Harvey’s devastation in Texas. The effort is in conjunction with Rise Against Hunger in its engagement with Partnership for Humanity, a coalition of like-minded organizations that share skills and knowledge to create a more coordinated and effective response to crises in the U.S. and around the world. The plan Saturday in Loganville is to package more than 31,000 meals to help in the distribution of more than 45,000 meals to those affected by the storm. According to Rise, these “highly nutritious meals will be targeted for use in to emergency shelters, potentially providing one meal each day to more than 7,000 individuals for a full week.” The organization is monitoring the needs on the ground and will follow the guidance of FEMA and local government officials to determine the timing and location of the aid shipments.
Organizations say this is an opportunity for students to participate in a service project for their college application.
“Everyone in our church, schools and community, ages 6 and above, is invited to participate in this immensely fun, hands-on and rewarding experience and to become educated, engaged advocates for the world’s hungry,” said Glenda Creasy, LFUMC coordinator.
The meal packaging event is scheduled for Sept. 9, 2017, at the church located at 221 Main St, Loganville, GA. The event begins at 10 a.m. so plan to arrive by 9:45 a.m. You are asked to notify Creasy, either call or text 770-596-4288 or email firstname.lastname@example.org, if you would like to attend.
Established in 1998 and based in Raleigh, NC, Rise Against Hunger has a mission to reach its vision of a world without hunger. It works to end global hunger in our lifetime and has provided over 338 million meals in 74 countries and operates throughout the U.S. and through affiliates in developing countries. Additional information may be found at www.riseagainsthunger.org