Friday, November 2, 2012
Volunteers from the community are invited to help Victory Fellowship Church package 20,000 meals to send to impoverished communities in Haiti.
VFW missions coordinator Kent Glover said the simple meals were bought with funds raised from the church’s first annual Hopefest event in July, which featured a motorcycle parade, food, a silent auction and more.
Glover helped develop the idea for Hopefest after working on Haiti for 15 years and seeing firsthand the need for nutritious meals in the poor country.
“It’s freeze dried vegetables and rice and a vitamin mixture they can boil. It’s pretty basic, but it’s really well received over there,” said Glover. “We go to these poor villages and they’re so happy to get it.”