Submitted by: Rev. Jasmine Quinerly
The Houston Association Youth came together to celebrate the Martin Luther King Weekend with a service project on January 18, 2020. The youth gathered at the Rise Against Hunger Warehouse and began the event with a lesson on global hunger relative to natural disasters, poverty, and challenges to the environment. The youth were trained in meal preparation and packaging of nutritious meals. The real treat was to taste the food they packaged, and then make a trip to Golden Corral. The shared lunch gave the group an opportunity to talk about hunger, food choices and privilege.
The goal was to package about 5,000 meals, however MLK presentations and programs required preparations and the group was not able to meet their goal. HAY will select another date to meet their commitment as the group was impressed with the mission statement of Rise Against Hunger.
Rise Against Hunger is driven by the vision of a world without hunger. Our mission is to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources.