February 9, 2012

feeding children everywhere

yesterday, i had the opportunity to volunteer to fill food bags for children in ghana, africa. one of my coworkers asked if i would be interested in going and it took all of 0.2 seconds after reading the email to join in with a resounding YES!

i had never heard of feeding children everywhere before yesterday, but i must say they have their system down to an art. and when we were there during our lunch break to fill bags, they were already at 60,000 bags for the day (and counting!). i took a few pics while we were filling (quite the challenge since i was responsible for pouring the veggies in and handing bags to the people weighing them...and couldn't miss my turn or i'd throw the system off).

anyway, moral of the story is that i love what this organization is doing and i hope you'll make time to volunteer and serve somewhere this week. there are so many needs around us waiting to be met if we'd only open our eyes (but that's another topic for another day). i always walk away encouraged with a renewed perspective, and i trust that my efforts will be a blessing to those receiving the final product.

step 1: secure bag under funnel (thanks for the demo, Libby!)

step 2: salt (and some other stuff that i never figured out)

step 3: veggies (my station)

step 4: lentils

 step 5: rice

bags ready to be weighed 

bags are sealed and ready to send!!

amy, lisa, libby, and me. aren't the hairnets classy?


live unashamedly :: laugh uncontrollably :: love unconditionally.

1 comment:

Allison Victoria Belels said...


Thank you so much for this fantastic blog post! We have just posted it on our Facebook Page and then on our Twitter later today. You truly are a Hunger Hero and I would love to talk to you more about how you can help us create awareness about our cause or other events in the Tampa area.

Give me a shout if you are interested. 813.389.3178 or allisonb@feedingchildreneverywhere.com.