We didn’t start out with 5 loaves and 2 fishes, BUT we did feed 50,000 people! How?
Operation Inasmuch, Kids Against Hunger (the local affiliate: A Child’s Hope), and the North American Christian Convention (NACC) co-hosted a service project at the recent NACC conference in Cincinnati.
In four 1-hour shifts, about 250 men, women, and children worked together to fill bags with long-grain rice, vitamin-fortified crushed soy protein, dehydrated veggies, and chicken-flavored vegetarian vitamin and mineral powder. Those who receive the food bags add the contents to boiling water, creating enough nutritious meals to feed six. Kids Against Hunger took care of the logistics. We recruited the participants and paid for the materials. And we all had a great time!
These 50,000 meals will be sent to countries like Haiti and even to the hungry in our own backyard — in Appalachia.
What a blessing it was to serve others while having fun and fellowship at the same time!
From July, 2011 eNewsletter