It’s simple, communal and creates a high nutrition resource to feed some of the poorest children in the world.
Hand to Hand food packing, which comes to CRE for the first time in March, has proved to be a great way to engage local communities in a practical social justice project.
Hosted by churches, schools and community groups, the activity entails teams filling bags with dried rice, soya and lentils along with a sachet of micronutrients. These bags are then weighed, sealed, labelled and boxed. Each pack contains six meals (one each for six children) and every box of food helps feed a family of six for a month.
‘Food packing is very simple and creates an end-resource sent by Feed The Hungry UK to some of the poorest children in the world,’ explained Gwyn Williams, Operations Director of the charity.
There will be several opportunities to try Hand to Hand food packing at CRE North.
Stuart Bell, leader of the Ground Level Network and Senior Pastor of Alive Church, Lincoln, said: ‘I am delighted to commend Hand to Hand food packing to churches as it enables people to come together to pack food in a fun and enjoyable way, but also think about how it can be used as an opportunity to connect with their local community.’
Feed The Hungry UK’s mission is to reduce world hunger through feeding programmes and provide humanitarian aid to support education and implement sustainable farming initiatives. The organisation works worldwide to feed more than 250,000 children in 150 schools in 20 developing countries. As part of the provision, the organisation supports pastors and church leaders in presenting the gospel to families and children around the world.
‘Since 2010, from Leicestershire, we have supplied over nine million meals and more than 100 containers of aid to some of the world’s most vulnerable children and their families,’ said Gwyn Williams, ‘We invite you to find out more about our mission at CRE.