Local Volunteers Take Bite Out Of Childhood Hunger
By Justin Udo
LAFAYETTE HILL, Pa. (CBS) — Stopping hunger worldwide is a lofty goal, but it is one that a group of local volunteers tried to bite into one lunch at a time.
With hair nets on and hands sanitized, nearly 100 volunteers, mostly teens, packed into Or Ami synagogue in Lafayette Hill on Sunday with the goal of packing 10,000 dried meals for hungry children oversees.
“It makes me feel good,” says volunteer Jordyn Goldring, “because I know that I am helping people and I know how thankful I am, so I am giving to other people.”
The packages provide a plethora of needed vitamins and a meal full of essential nutrients.
“It’s a dried package,” explains Betsy Filton, the event Co-Chair. “It’s rice, it’s dried vegetables, it’s seasoning and it comes with instructions for how to prepare them when they get to the schools oversees.”
Stop Hunger Now is the organization responsible for distributing these meals. According to their website, the organization has distributed almost 140 million meals in 65 countries.