Numana Meal Packaging

Tuesday, December 20, 2011

I promised you all, in this post, that I'd share a little of what we did this past weekend, when I got the pics off my camera.  Well, we spent our Saturday morning, at our home church, Heartland, packaging meals, for Kenyans, through a hunger relief organization known as Numana.  BJ had volunteered to help behind the scenes.  So, as soon as we walked in the door, he took Adina with him and left Ezekiel and I to put on our gear and get down to business, alongside the some 1,100 other volunteers.
I'm still in awe that our faculty announced, just a week ago, that we needed 500 volunteers to make this event happen and, on the weekend before Christmas none-the-less, all these people showed up to give of their time and energies and serve.  Praise the Lord!
Each meal package contains a spice envelope, veggie protein, red beans, and rice and feeds about six people.  And we were able to package 141,000 of them.
I mentioned, above, that BJ took Adina behind the scenes, while Ezekiel and I worked.
Well, she thought she had to wear a hairnet and spent her time snapping Rubbermaid lids...
and decorating boxes (The second photo below shows her green, polka dot work.)...
as well as helping to steer them off to be wrapped and loaded into the trucks.
Our church building is a renovated, furniture store.  So, in the unfinished portion, we have (I think.) six docks that, as far as I know, we've never had the need for until now.  They sure made light of the loading process.
So, anyway, it was such a great day and for such a good cause, that I had to share.  If you'd like to get involved, with this organization, in helping to feed the hungry, you can contact Numana here, or you can make a generic donation or donate to a specific event here.  Thanks so much for taking the time to read, and have a terrific Tuesday!  Oh!  And don't forget that you have until the close of the day EST, today, to link up your takes on The Play Date Cafe's Challenge #111.  Can't wait to see what ya'll have been up to!  Hugs!

5 comments:

Lisa said...

Thanks for this post Jinny and what a wonderful cause for you and your family to be a part of. The kiddos looked like they were having a fun time! Have a great day ;)

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

Wowwwwwwwwwwwwwwww!! How AMAZING is this!?!?!??!?! I loveeeeeee the photos!!! Sooooooooo awesome that everyone came to help!!! :):):):):):):):):):):):)

lynn said...

this is such an amazing project, jinny--bless your heart! great pics of the kids:)

Lynn said...

Praise the Lord is right Ginny! Wow! So thankful that your family was able to participate in such a wonderful project!

Colleen Dietrich said...

Aww, Jinny, what a touching story. Bless your hearts for helping our African brothers and sisters. (The kids looked cute in their hairnets, too!)