Sunday, September 23, 2018

Lunches for children of South Africa

Hawley, Pennsylvania, is a tiny town in the Pocono Mountains, but its residents still go to church, and have big hearts. On September 16, members of several congregations met at Hawley United Methodist Church to pack more than 12,000 meals for children in South Africa. Volunteers were told they were not just packing food. They were packing hope.

                                                                                                                    Photo by Katie Collins
Children will receive these lunches when they attend school. The rise-based meals offer 23 vitamins and nutrients that make an immediate difference in a child's health. Soy and vegetables are baked into the rice. Many who receive these lunches now get no nutrients at all and are malnourished. The meals will ameliorate the cycle of poverty by letting students eat and learn.

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