July 12, 2024

Need Jasper County volunteers for hunger relief

First Christian Church will host the Jasper County Hunger Relief (formerly Jasper County Take Away Hunger) meal packaging event in one-hour slots beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, July 20.

The Jasper County Hunger Relief Board is excited to partner with The Outreach Program and introduce new meals to offer. Each team participates in an assembly line that packages simple nutritious meals following safety and health guidelines.

Volunteers are asked to form a team of 12 people for one hour time slots, and a donation of $35 per person or $420 per team. All donations help cover the costs for the ingredients of the meals packaged for local families with food insecurity.

Everyone is encouraged and invited to participate in this community service event. This includes youth groups, service clubs, businesses, church groups and individuals. Contact Bill Bennett by email at jaspercohunger@gmail.com or by phone at 515-257-6460 to reserve a one-hour time slot for your team. The deadline to register is Sunday, July 14.

Jasper County volunteers have packaged over 700,000 meals at local events. The meals are primarily distributed locally in the Jasper County area through food banks, blessing boxes, other non-profits and churches.