Volunteers from the Victory Fellowship Church, 6850 State Road NN in Fulton, will gather at 9 a.m. Saturday to package 10,000 meals to be shipped to 2010 earthquake victims in Haiti.
Richey Thomas, pastor of the Victory Fellowship Church, said Wednesday members of the church have contributed $2,500 to purchase rice and other nutritious ingredients. On Saturday volunteers at the church will mix the ingredients together, seal them in plastic bags and pack them into cartons for shipment to Haiti to help ease hunger. Haiti was hit with a major earthquake in 2010 and the nation is still struggling to recover.
"We are working with the Kids Against Hunger program in St. Charles, Mo., to deliver the packaged meals to needy people in Haiti," Thomas said.
"Several people from the church have volunteered to package the meals Saturday morning. But if anyone wants to help, they would certainly be welcome. The more the merrier. We have been told that we will be able to sample the food we are preparing if we want to do so," Thomas said.
Thomas said Kent Glover of Glovecon, Inc. in Fulton heads missions for Victory Fellowship Church and is a frequent volunteer in trips to Haiti to provide assistance to needy people in that nation.