St. Luke’s Parish takes on hunger
DARIEN — Too many families in Connecticut don’t know where their next meal is coming from, so members of St. Luke’s Parish on Sunday did something about it.
Working in three hour-long shifts, some 250 people assembled and packed about 50,000 meals for area food pantries. Each package had lentils, rice, dried vegetables and sea salt so recipients could make a casserole.
“In Connecticut, one in five children live in a food-insecure household,” said Mimi Griffith, chair of the church’s Hunger Project.
Working with the organization Feed Children Everywhere, the volunteers sealed the ingredients and packed 48 meals in each box. They boxes were destined for Person to Person, the Connecticut Food Bank, the Pantry @NCC and the Food Bank of Fairfield County.
Volunteers worked briskly as music played.
“It’s a spiritual activity,” Griffith said. “As Christians we believe that we’re called to feed the hungry, it’s part of our spiritual formation. The other thing is we love getting all generations together, parents, kids — everybody can contribute.”