It was all hands on deck for the Rotary Club of Weatherford.
On June 13 the local service organization joined forces with Kids Against Hunger - Parker County, a satellite branch of Kids Against Hunger, (KAH) located in Omaha, NE.
“The vision of KAH is feeding families around the world…and around the corner,” said David Slyter, Associate Pastor at Weatherford’s Grace First Presbyterian Church. “KAH Parker County satellite has been providing opportunities for churches, schools, and other civic organizations to pack meals since 2011. In 2016, the satellite packed 387,460 meals.”
At their weekly meeting Rotarian’s packed 6330 meals in less than an hour.
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“As President of the Rotary Club of Weatherford I’m proud of each member who participated in our service project,” said Karen Scherer. “As I scanned the room Tuesday I saw a room full of liked minded business professionals united under the Rotary motto, ‘Service Above Self.’ That’s why I’m a Rotarian.”
Meals are made from four readily available dry ingredients like rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin-mineral mixture that are easy to package, keep for long periods (shelf life of 3 years) and requires only boiling with water to prepare.
“The meals packed at the event will be sent to orphanages through the La Gran Familia ministry that Kids Against Hunger, Parker County works with on the Mexico border,” Slyter added, “Their mission is to provide meals for the kids in the orphanage as well as provide meals for the families in that area.”
Some of those orphanages are: Bread and Fish Ministry – El Paso; Casa Bethesda – Piedras Negras; Coahuila Catholic Boys; Girls orphanage – Villa de Fuente, Coahuila and Christ Church Episcopal Outreach – Laredo.