For the fifth year in a row, Feed the Need held at North Central College brought together thousands of volunteers to pack more than a million meals to feed malnourished children around the world.
“Knowing that the children without these meals would starve to death, but what it does for us it enables us to live out the gospel and as a Pastor it’s so exciting to see so many of our members involved. The first year of Feed the Need we had 500 total people from the whole community, now we have 5,000,” said Co-Senior Pastor Gary Olson Good Shepherd Lutheran Church.
Volunteers packed bags filled with rice, vitamins and minerals before they were sealed up and packed in boxes.
The two-day mobile pack brought people out from all walks of life including students from North Central College.
“I’m giving a meal or an opportunity to a kid who can have a life to go to college like I am and that means a lot to me because I want kids from around the world to have opportunities like I have,” said Kandace Hubener, Junior at North Central College.
This year the organization doubled their impact by inviting all volunteers to bring at least one non-perishable food item, which will be donated, to Loaves and Fishes Community Services.
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