On Saturday 13th August a group of us from the Triangle and the local Rotary Club went along to Warrington 100k meal pack to help them package 100,000 meals in the fight against WORLD HUNGER.
This event was run by Warrington Rotary Club and it was the 1st Rotary Sponsored Stop Hunger Now meal packing event in the Uk. It was held at Chaigeley School Thelwall and volunteers were needed to cover 2 or 4 hour shifts over two days.
A team of eight volunteers were needed for each table, so donned with hat and gloves, we found a table where we packed highly nutritious dehydrated sealed meals containing a scoop of lentils, cup of soya protein, cup of rice and 23 essential vitamins and minerals into a plastic bag, which was made airtight and sealed only weighing between 379-390 grams per bag then packed into boxes ready to be loaded on to a lorry and shipped out to Africa and South America, and the packing is done in Malaysia and India. These bags fed a family of six.
After two hours we had achieved the target and were ready for a sit down and a drink. We felt we had helped in a small way to stop people from starving and how grateful we are to have food on our tables and not to worry where our next meal came from.
This charity was one of our named charities of the year from the Triangle Methodist Church.