THE MISSION PLATE
In January I attended an event in Tucson organized by the Lutheran churches. About 200 people showed up at the Tucson Convention Center to process and pack meals for an organization out of Minnesota called FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN. We were organized into a group of eight around a station, and each person was part of an assembly line which put dried vegetables, soy, rice and vitamin enriched powder into plastic bags that were then sealed and packed into boxes. Our table worked for two hours and put out nineteen boxes with twelve meals in each one! Altogether we all packed up enough food for 151 children for ONE YEAR! I was hoping that we could
have tasted the meal, but in their presentation we saw pictures of the children gobbling the food down. The presentation before the work, the efficiency of the process, and the energy of the young people coordinating the event were impressive. I have even considered contacting them to set up an event in the Worcester area. So for the months of March and April I would like the Mission Plate donations go to this charity which sends food to all the vulnerable children of the world. It is an ecumenical organization and works with other non-profit and governmental
agencies who deliver the food. Look them up on the internet. FEED MY STARVING CHILDREN gets an excellent rating per charities navigator. As I write this for the Tidings, you all are under a lot of snow! Take care, be safe, and wish I could send you some of the sunny and 80 degree weather we are having today! Spring is here in
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HOLY TRINITY CHURCH IS COLLECTING CANS AND BOTTLES FOR MISSION & OUTREACH. DONATIONS GO IN THE LARGE SILVER BOX IN THE PARISH HALL.