Packing Meals for Rise Against Hunger

I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to play a small part in a much larger initiative.

June 3, 2024 |

Kim Ramsey (Friendship, Taylorsville)

At the conclusion of the three days together at the Synod Gathering, participants had the opportunity to put into practice what they had heard and learned in worship and workshops! Lenoir-Rhyne’s Shuford Gymnasium was transformed into an assembly line where participants could package meals for the organization Rise Against Hunger.

They may look like simple bags of rice and soy, but Rise Against Hunger meals represent the hopes and dreams of people worldwide. Everyone, young and old and in-between, found a spot on the assembly line. There were people bagging the rice, soy, and other ingredients. Those bags were handed to others who weighed the contents. Then they were passed to people who sealed the bags. They went from there to labeling and packing the bags into boxes ready to be shipped.

In a period of around two hours, North Carolina Lutherans packaged 24,000 meals! Those meals will soon feed hungry people somewhere around the world. Through our service project, we are helping end hunger. Even though those meals look like simple bags of rice and soy, they represent the hopes and dreams of people around the world. Susan Harris, a member of Salem, Lincolnton, who is currently serving as a Synod Authorized Minister at Sharon, Statesville, asserts, “This was my first experience packaging meals and I am so thankful that I had the opportunity to play a small part in a much larger initiative.”

We are more when we are in service to our neighbors around the globe.

Attribution:

Susan Harris (Salem, Lincolnton; and SAM at Sharon, Statesville)

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