Hoping for meals

. September 21, 2012.

Halt hunger. It’s one thing to think it, but what if a community could achieve it? The United Way of Hancock County’s Halt Hunger Initiative plans to do just that with its Meals of Hope packaging event on Saturday, May 12, from 9am-1pm at Findlay High School’s cafeteria. Currently, UWHC is seeking 800 volunteers to assist with packing food and an additional 30 to serve as lead volunteers. Meals of Hope is a national program with the goal of packaging and distributing fortified meals to those in need. Meals will include a beans and rice casserole with soy protein, vegetables and 21 vitamins and minerals or a macaroni and cheese dish with soy protein. Meals cost 25 cents and Meals of Hope will supply all of the equipment and know-how to assist the UWHC. Training for volunteers will take about ten minutes (training for lead volunteers is more involved with a session on Friday, May 11, from 3-6pm). Jobs range from pouring ingredients into bags, weighing bags, sealing and running bags, with jobs for anyone over the age of five.

For more info call Heather Snyman at 419-423-1432 or visit www.liveunitedhancockcounty.org1200 Broad Ave.