A MN church is packing 750,000 meals for starving children in Haiti

Anyone 5-years-old and up can volunteer.

Some of the hungriest children in the world live in Haiti, and a Minnesota church wants to help change that.

Beginning on Sunday, Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley is working with volunteers to pack 750,000 meals that will be sent to starving children in Haiti.

According to a news release, volunteers for "Hope for the Hungry" will work in two hour shifts at the church, where they will measure ingredients, fill and seal bags of food, weigh the bags, pack boxes and stack pallets. The church says it'll be a week-long effort from Jan. 22-28. Here's the packing schedule.

The event is made possible through Feed My Starving Children, a Christian non-profit. But the meals are being completely funded through donations, the church said. Their goal is to raise $165,000 – 22 cents per meal. A gift of $80 feeds a child for a whole year, and the church has come up with some creative ways that people can donate.

And anyone 5-years-old and up can help with the meal packing. For more information about donating or signing up to volunteer, click here.

Poorest country

Haiti has been the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere for quite some time now, the church says.

“At least 6,200 children around the world die every day from starvation. It’s a startling statistic that should propel us to take action,” Rev. Jeff Krogstad, Calvary’s senior pastor said in the release.

On top of Haiti's economic problems, a massive hurricane devastated the country in 2010. Then came Hurricane Matthew in 2016, which made the situation there even more desperate.

Over 1,000 people were killed by the storm and 1.4 million people were in need of humanitarian aid, Reuters said. Many people there are still suffering from the impacts of the storm.

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