Volunteers will package 24,000 sealed, nutritious meals of rice, soy protein and freeze-dried pinto beans, along with a blend of vitamins and minerals created specifically for malnourished people. Click here for more information on what a food packaging event is like. Aldersgate food packages will be boxed and then shipped to Convoy of Hope where they will be combined with boxes from other food packaging events. Convoy of Hope then expects to send them on to East Africa where there is a critical need for food.
Numana, a non-profit international hunger relief organization, facilitates food packaging events through the country. Each packaged meal, put together in an assembly line fashion, costs 30 cents.