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SCC hosts food packaging event to benefit CCMI, Haitian elementary school

By Staff | Oct 6, 2010

Children at the Mary Austin School in Haute St. Marc, Haiti line up for a nutritious meal of rice and beans. For many who attend the school, this is the only meal they will eat during the day.

To help fight hunger locally and abroad, the Sanibel Community Church, in partnership with Kids Against Hunger of Naples, will host a two-hour food packaging event next Saturday, Oct. 16 from 9 to 11 a.m.

“We have the potential of producing over 50,000 meals in that short amount of time and the cost is only 15 cents per meal,” said SCC Pastor Brad Livermon.

“There will be stations of production — food, weighing, sealing bags and boxing the meals,” he continued, ” and each meal has five ingredients including rice, beans, soy protein, 21 vitamins and six dried vegetables.”

The meals produced at next Saturday’s packaging event will be split between the hungry in Fort Myers through Community Cooperative Ministries Incorporated’s backpack program and the Mary Austin School in Haute St. Marc, Haiti.

For people who want to be a part of a worthy cause but don’t have money to donate, the food packaging event is a quick and easy way to help put a stop to hunger here at home and in Haiti.

“We invite the whole community to our Oct. 16 event. It’s a very practical way that folks can give,” Livermon said.

To learn more about the event or how you can help fight hunger in other ways, contact Pastor Brad Livermon at 472-2684 or brad@sanibelchurch.com.