This afternoon I took these little beauties to Feed My Starving Children, a christian charity that packs/provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These girls measured ingredients, poured them into bags, then weighed the bags. Then they handed them to me to heat seal the bags and one of them packed them into boxes. We did this until we had filled 16 boxes. Our boxes specifically we’re being sent to the Philippines. It was children feeding children and the girls were excited to be a part of it.
I had never worked with this organization before, but I was impressed with their product and efficient process. Even more, I loved that volunteers of all ages were able to participate. We had a young group – and we didn’t pack as many as some of the other groups, but I saw several kids younger than these girls doing their part to volunteer. I also saw older people, some unable to stand on their own, but they found service sitting, applying labels to the packages.
After our time was complete, they let all the volunteers know that the work we completed in this session would feed 90 children for an entire year. Our girls lit up with excitement knowing they’d played a small role in helping that many kids. It was humbling to say the least. It was a great way to spend our evening amidst the craziness of the school year ending. Looking forward to coming back with some of our family.