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Two Hours - 75,000 Meals – Wanna Help?

Uploaded: Sep 15, 2023
75,000 meals in TWO HOURS.

That’s the goal at Christ Church Episcopal in Portola Valley and Rise Against Hunger; to assemble 15,000 food kits (each holds 5 meals) that will be sent to the hungry worldwide.

Date: Saturday September 30th
Time: 10 AM – Noon
Place: Portola Valley Community Center

This year the need is especially urgent with Russia blocking food deliveries from Ukraine. The effort needs YOU, your kids, your relatives, friends, neighbors and co-workers. Everyone! After assembling the meals, we will gather at Christ Church for a post-celebratory lunch.

All ages welcome from any faith tradition or no tradition.

Rise Against Hunger is an international hunger relief non-profit that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food and other aid to people in developing nations. In 2022 Rise Against Hunger distributed 67.6 million meals to over 4 million people in Central America, Asia and Africa.

You Must Register to Participate. Click here for information

For additional questions contact Mary Soubirous at or 650-224-0277.

Thank you!

- photos by LSIC

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Posted by Philomena Jackson, a resident of East Palo Alto,
on Sep 23, 2023 at 3:19 pm

Philomena Jackson is a registered user.

I imagine the food shipments will be comprised of dry ingredients or freeze-dried. You cannot ship 75,000 meals with fresh ingredients that far away sans any refrigeration.

Another option would be to send dehydrated backpacking foods or those ready-to-eat meals that they serve in the military.

Posted by Geri Bailey, a resident of another community,
on Sep 24, 2023 at 11:20 am

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It is more important to ensure that hunger in America is fully addressed and resolved.

Whatever occurs in Ukraine is their problem. The United States has contributed over $100B to the Ukraine war effort and some of money could go towards food rather than ammunitions.

Meanwhile the residents of Maui have received only $2.5M from FEMA.

Talk about misplaced priorities.

Charity begins at home.

Posted by Ron Pierce, a resident of another community,
on Sep 24, 2023 at 1:20 pm

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"Rise Against Hunger distributed 67.6 million meals to over 4 million people in Central America, Asia and Africa."

^ UNICEF should be handling this responsibility. Americans should be focusing on our own national hunger issues.

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