Saturday morning Daddy, Mama B, BabySpice and I
all volunteered at our church for
the Stop Hunger Now drive.
"Stop Hunger Now is an international hunger relief organization that coordinates the distribution of food and other life-saving aid around the world. The organization is driven by a vision of a world without hunger and a mission to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-saving aid to the world's most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources."
Stop Hunger Now meals pack a big punch. Every dehydrated rice/soy meal is fortified with 21 essential vitamins and nutrients. Research has shown that one in three people in developing countries are adversely affected by vitamin and mineral deficiencies."
There was over a hundred people volunteering
on Saturday which made for an
AWESOME missions experience.
My first station was 'bag holder' while others
dumped in vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy meal and rice
through a funnel.
It was a lot of fun and after the first twenty bags
we had it down to a pretty good science.
Unfortunately, the soy meal was constantly drifting
into the air and bothering my nose.
So after an hour or so, I moved to the sealing station.
That was a very fast moving and fun station.
I was also able to work with Daddy and Babyspice,
which made it that much more fun.
I think I worked the weighing station twice,
but then decided to become a runner
because yeah, I HATE MATH!
I helped run the sealed packages
to the actual packing station so I got
some exercise in too.
Over the course of three hours
our whole group packaged
It was an incredibly rewarding morning
and I just pray all of those meals
make it to hungry tummies soon.
If you are ever asked to volunteer with
Stop Hunger Now, DO IT! :)