Volunteers from Waco church pack 22,464 meals for children in Haiti

Posted: 8:09 PM, Apr 14, 2017
Updated: 2018-07-25 01:30:46Z
Volunteers from Waco church pack 22,464 meals for children in Haiti

On Friday, nearly 100 volunteers at the Central Christian Church in Waco spent part of their Good Friday packing more than 22,000 meals for children in Haiti.

"Families can spend their day off or this holy day doing anything they want, and the fact that they have chosen to come and spend some of their day giving to other people really is the message of Jesus Christ. To be here, to love others, and to serve others," Central Christian Church Minister of Families Kristin Jack said.

The meals will go to the organization Kids Against Hunger, a non-profit organization that gives nutritious food to starving children in the U.S. and abroad.

This year, the food will benefit children in an orphanage in Haiti.

"Every six seconds, someone on the face of planet earth, a child dies because they don't have enough food, and because what the youth and the members of Central Christian are doing today, it stops that. It slows that process down. It's an awesome way to spend a couple of your hours on a Friday, especially Good Friday," Satellite Director for Kids Against Hunger for Parker County Tim Jarrell said.

This is the second year the church hosted this event, but this year the number of meals packed surpassed last year's total.

The church was able to purchase those meals from funds they got from the sales of their pumpkin patch in 2016.

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