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Petal church helps North Carolina organization fight hunger

Volunteers at Petal United Methodist Church prepare dehydrated meals for the "Stop Hunger Now" organization. Photo credit WDAM. Volunteers at Petal United Methodist Church prepare dehydrated meals for the "Stop Hunger Now" organization. Photo credit WDAM.
PETAL, MS (WDAM) -

A Petal church is working with a North Carolina-based organization to fight hunger around the world.     

Petal United Methodist Church hosted a mobile packaging event Saturday morning for the group "Stop Hunger Now."

It ships nutritious, dehydrated meals to developing nations.  

Volunteers at the church assembled the meals, which contain rice, soy, vegetables and vitamins.

They then sealed them and prepared them to be delivered.  

"We technically could put it into a factory and package a million meals a day, but that's not what we believe is going to end hunger," said Pat Ware, program manager for Stop Hunger Now. "We believe the people that are involved in these events is what's going to end hunger."   

"I signed me and my kids up because I wanted my kids to learn to be givers and not just takers, but they really enjoyed it," said Heidi Rose, one of the participants.   

About 20,000 meals were packaged Saturday morning. 

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