Ministry seeks to pack meals, seeds
For the second year in a row, Interlink Ministries Inc. and the Global Aid Network are partnering to send tens of thousands of meals for people in third-world and developing countries.
Help and Hope for World Hunger will seek to pack 40,000 meals of rice and beans and 4,000 harvester seed packets on May 3 at Community Baptist Church, 1853 Route 87, Montoursville.
Steve Kaminski, media coordinator for the event, stressed the importance of volunteers to make the event a success, helping with everything from set-up on Friday night, May 2, to packing to cleanup Saturday afternoon.
“We need people to volunteer,” he said. “The goal for last year was achieved very successfully, but it was because people gave up their time.”
Last year, volunteers surpassed their goal by packing an extra 1,500 meals, for a total of 41,500.
The event needs a total of 400 volunteers and is open to people of all ages, abilities and faiths, Kaminski said.
The meals and seeds are sent to countries all over the world that experience food shortage or supply problems, such as Syria, Guatemala and Ecuador, he said. The seeds are for planting sustainable crops of squash, tomatoes, cucumber and more.
Two shifts are available for the meal-packing, from 10 a.m. to noon and 1 to 3 p.m.
For more information and to register for a shift, visit www.makeadifference123.wix.com/getinvolved and click on the “Register now” button.