August 21 Serve Day - Meal Bagging
Food insecurity affects 1 in 6 people and nearly 1 in 5 children
According to a 2014 report from the U.S. Department of Agriculture, 48.1 million people live in food insecure households with 6.9 million of these households having “very low food security.” What this means is that one or more people in the household were hungry over the course of the year because of the inability to afford enough food. Hunger is a silent epidemic in our own community.
We will gather together as a church family, along with members of the organization Meals of Hope, for a three hour meal packing event on Sunday, August 21, assembling meals that will go to the North Dallas Food Bank for local distribution. If you’ve never participated in one of these events, it is incredibly fun and builds community.
What You Need to Know:
- We will be bagging 120,000 meals for others to eat.
- We will need at least 300 volunteers for each shift.
- Children 1st grade and older are invited to participate in the event. For those younger than 1st grade, child care will be available.
- We will have two opportunities to serve: the first before Worship from 8:15 - 9:45 a.m. and the second following Worship from 11:15 a.m. to 12:45 p.m., both in Jubilee Hall.
To achieve this number of volunteers, we invite you to ask a friend to church that day. If you are a member of a civic organization, book club, or a kickball team, invite them along as we work to feed those in need of sustenance. So bring a friend and be 2 of the 600! Sign up to volunteer below or sign up in the Atrium on Sunday.
Make a donation
If you are unable to attend in person on Sunday, August 21, we also invite those able to donate towards the cost of this project. Your contribution is greatly appreciated.
To learn more about our partners in this venture, Meals of Hope, please visit their website at www.meals-of-hope.org.