Long term parish project has quick finish
Children began collecting money to raise $1,800 at St. Theresa parish in Cordele to sponsor a pallet of food for Kids Against Hunger (KAH) in Advent of 2010. It took until February 2012.
The children asked for change from their friends and families and they collected change after Masses. In addition, there were two generous donations from non-parishioners.
St. Theresa was first introduced to Kids Against Hunger in 2009 when the parish participated in the Faith in Action day sponsored by the First Baptist Church in Cordele. Kids Against Hunger (www.kidsagainsthunger.org) is an organization devoted to addressing the dietary needs of starving children and families around the world.
2 1/2 Million Meals on Way to Horn of Africa
Dateline: Larry Bergeron, A Child's Hope international, Cincinnati, OH - September 28, 2011
Thanks everyone for your help in getting KAH food to us for the Horn of Africa. The attached short video gives you an idea of what 2 ½ million meals looks like on pallets – on the way to the goal of 4 ½ meals
After final negotiation with the shippers, the first 2 containers left today; another 2 tomorrow, etc. They are lifted onto rail cars in Cincinnati and then onto ships in NJ
The goal remains 15 rail cars of KAH leaving here as soon as we can.