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Saturday, November 15, 2008

Feed My Starving Children


Tonight we had the opportunity to participate in a great service project. It's an organization called "Feed My Starving Children" and they have one of their distribution centers here in Aurora.

Basically what happens is that people volunteer... and a bunch of them. There were 87 there tonight, including our 8. And each group is assigned to a cell. At these cells, the volunteers put in chicken (flavoring), vegetables, soy protein and rice into bags. These bags get weighed so that they are all universal. Then the bags are sealed and placed in boxes where they are prepped for shipping. Then this food is shipped overseas to 3rd world countries (like Haiti, the Philippines, Mozambique, etc) to feed children who are hungry. It's really easy and fun. And as two of our students, Mari and Becca are showing, they give us some sweet hairnets!!!

But it was pretty fun. The students had a blast. My night was eh... they pulled me out of the food production line to put labels on bags. Factory work (doing the same thing over and over and over again for 8 hours or 10 hours) would not be my thing. 45 minutes of putting on labels was just about enough. But the overall process was fun.

And it's tough to get into this place. I called in August and tonight was the first time that they could get part of our group in... and they only took 10 of us.

Good deal...
Thanks to Becky for driving and helping out. And way to go Elisabeth, Mari, Rebecca, Ryan, Dylan and Laura!!!

Jim


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