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Million Meal Marathon to return

Posted: April 14, 2012 1:55 a.m.
Updated: April 14, 2012 1:55 a.m.

The Million Meal Marathon collected thousands of meals locally for the needy in 2011.

 

In an effort to ease the worldwide hunger crisis, 19 area churches are once again forming a partnership for a day to feed the hungry, both  locally and across the globe.

On April 22, congregations will work together for one common goal: 1 million meals. Churches will gather 500,000 cans of food to be distributed locally through Help the Children and the SCV Food Pantry.

On an international level, churches will package 500,000 ready-to-cook, heat-sealed meals of dried lentils, rice, chicken and spices. These nutritional meals have a 7-year shelf life, and will be distributed worldwide through Children of the Nations.

“We want to make a difference,” said Scott Harland, director of outreach at Real Life Church. “Together, we’re determined to ease hunger around the world.”

This second annual Million Meal Marathon is open to anyone interested in feeding the hungry.

To help, donate canned good — such as vegetables, meat, soup, beans or fruit — at any participating church. Or visit the participating churches April 22 to help package meals for overseas.

“We had great success last year, and we’re excited to make an impact again this year,” Harland said. “People are hungry around the globe and right here at home, and that’s simply not OK.”

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