West County volunteers pack 225,000 meals in three days
Some 1,300 people from more than a dozen churches, scout groups and other organizations, as well as individual volunteers, spent two-hour work shifts at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church in Manchester Oct. 7-9 packing 225,000 meals for the Feed My Starving Children program. Packed in plastic bags, the meals are a mixture of chicken, textured vegetables fortified with vitamins and minerals, a high protein soy product and rice. Nearly 18 tons of the ingredients went into the bags during the three-day project. The food packets will be sent to countries where childhood hunger is a major concern.