Feed the Hungry is encouraging churches to become involved packing food to feed some of the poorest children around the world with its Hand to Hand initiative.
Church food packing events are a great way to engage the church family in practical social justice, as well as develop fellowship and draw in the local community, says Feed the Hungry.
Food packing involves church members making up, sealing and putting into boxes packs of dried rice, soya and lentils along with a sachet of micronutrients. Each pack contains 6 meals (1 each for 6 children) which will be made up in school kitchens, villages and churches around the world.
Feed the Hungry provides all the equipment needed to measure out the correct quantities of each ingredient, the heat sealers which keep the food enclosed, fresh and clean during the shipping process, plus the boxes which hold 216 meals.
A food-packing day can include prayer, fasting and worship; engaging with the local community; a youth day; and Feed the Hungry running your Sunday morning service, including children’s activities and a fellowship meal.
There is a cost to running a food packing event to cover the rice, soya, lentils and micronutrients, as well as the bags, boxes, labels and transport. There is also a minimum number of meals that need to be packed at a single event, although this varies by location.