Each year, the youth of the parish are encouraged to participate in a service project calls recognition to the needs of helping others who are struggling for whatever circumstances- to focus the light of community and global ministry (service), that goes beyond the boundaries of parish doors. This year, we decided to invite the program “The Kids Fighting Hunger” to the community of St. Martin and the surrounding area. To help focus the awareness of starvation and hunger that pervades in so many of our communities- locally, regionally and globally. The program will allow the kids/parents and literally anyone to package food for a donation of $20/adult and $15/student. They will then package food for 45-50 minutes following a brief training session. The more money that is generated, the more food that can be packaged.
A Little bit about: The Kid’s Fighting Hunger Program, it is a “volunteer-driven effort to package and distribute humanitarian relief in communities worldwide where there is immediate need. Every person can make a difference in the fight against hunger.”
We will be able to host the Kids Fighting Hunger remotely by raising donations and providing volunteers to package the meals at the St. Martin Parish Center. This event has not been held in St. Martin before, but it would be a wonderful opportunity to give back to the community and make an impact on an issue of hunger that is so prevalent in our world today. The kids, families and community members have an opportunity to have their hands in the process of making a direct impact. They can see first-hand the fruits of their labors.
The experience this provides to families and youth that is life altering. I would like to ensure we have enough donations to bring the supplies to pack. For roughly 250 volunteers between the hours of 6-8 PM, our goal is $8,100 for the entire two hours, to pack about 54,000 meals. If we are successful in raising these donations, we would have approximately 1 box of food (30 bags) per person. COME JOIN US IN THIS WONDERFUL AND LIFE SUSTAINING OPPORTUNITY of giving back to so many in need.