This past Mar. 19, as a Region 3 Lenten outreach activity, more than 70 volunteers from St. Michael’s and other Region 3 parishes came together, with Stop Hunger Now, to package more than 10,000 meals for the world’s hungry.
Stop Hunger Now recently shipped those meals, and wrote us:
We are delighted to announce that the meals from your meal packaging event on 3/19/2016 have been shipped in a container totaling 285,120 meals from our National Capital warehouse.
The meals will be received by our in-country partner Reach Now International in Haiti.
Your meals enable Fishers of Men Ministries to feed more than 2,600 children in need though 12 school feeding programs in Haiti. These programs are located in the poorest areas in Haiti and offer disadvantaged children a chance to receive a stable education and a hot meal each school day. These children come from families who often cannot consistently supply even one meal per day for their children. According to Miranda Threadgill, Haiti coordinator for Fishers of Men Ministries, “Stop Hunger Now has given these children the ability to stay healthy by eating nutritious meals on a constant basis and also has given the children the ability to live again with hope for a brighter future.”
If feeding hungry children lightens your soul, then please consider participating as St. Michael’s supports these upcoming meal-packing events with Stop Hunger Now.
- On Oct. 10, 2016, St. Michael’s will join hands, for the third year, with the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (LDS) Arlington 1 and 2 wards to package 30,000 meals.
- And on Mar. 25, 2017 (tentative), Region 3 will once again host a Lenten meal-packing event, with the goal of packing 20,000 meals