The Stop Hunger Now campaign stopped in Chester recently and Chester Presbyterian Church went to work. They took 10,000 pounds of raw grains such as rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix including 21 essential vitamins and minerals into small meal packages. These meal packages are shipped around the world to support school feeding programs and crisis relief. The food stores easily, transports quickly and has a shelf-life of two years.
At Chester Presbyterian, 98 church members packaged 14,400 meals in an hour and a half. The Sunday afternoon project was so well organized that if you got in the way of someone carrying a bag of rice, you would get knocked over.
The event was organized at the church by Heidi Campbell, mission committee chair and Cliff Noe organizer.
Stop Hunger Now is a global humanitarian aid organization that has been fulfilling its commitment to end hunger since 1998. Every year, Stop Hunger Now provides millions of nutritious meals and other life-saving aid to children and families all over the world.