Every year here at St. Matthew's we host a Stop Hunger Now packing event. Stop Hunger Now is a ministry that gets food and life-saving aid to the world’s most vulnerable people, and works to end global hunger in our lifetime. Established in 1998, they have provided over 225 million meals in 73 countries. They are based in Raleigh, N.C., and operate throughout the U.S. and through affiliates in developing countries.
At St. Matthew's our Lenten Offering goes to support and make our packing event possible. Our goal this year is $9,000, which will help us package over 25,000 dry ingredient meals. Also 10% of our offering will be sent to UMCOR (United Methodist Committee on Relief) for One Great Hour of Sharing.
All ages from 5 to 95 can help pack a meal, it is really an event for the entire family. Our packing event here at St. Matthews will be Saturday, April 8, starting at 12:30 p.m. in Hart Hall.
Each meal consists of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix that includes 21 essential vitimans and minerals.
Each meal costs only .29 cents per portions.
This is a great event here at St. Matthew's one of the many ways that we are Life Changers!