Nelson County, Virginia
For the second time in less than a year, area churches have banded together to do the unthinkable. They have packed thousands of meals for needy folks, this time in about two hours. The group met Wednesday afternoon at Grace Episcopal Church in Massies Mill where the assembly line cranked out meals for 10,000 people in about 2 hours. We first told you about the effort back in the Fall of 2008 when area churches had their inaugural event.
Sarah Loken who helped coordinate Wednesday’s event says, “This year we have lots more people.” The event is part of Operation Sharehouse that provides meals for needy people around the world. It’s part of the umbrella organization Stop Hunger Now based in Raleigh, North Carolina.
The idea originated when Grace Episcopal’s Rector, Judy Parrish, attended a North Carolina conference in early 2008 where they packaged around 11,000 meals in just over two hours. “What I like about this effort, is there are no age boundaries. There’s something here that everyone can do from the very young to the very old, and we are all helping people that have very little to eat,” Judy told NCL Wednesday afternoon as the first 1000 meals had just been packaged.
You can learn much more about Operation Sharehouse and Stop Hunger Now by clicking on their website here.
Congrats to everyone from all of the 13 area churches for a tremendously successful effort!