Maranatha Christian Academy Packs 50,000 Meals for Local Food Shelves
Maranatha Christian Academy students and staff took time out of their school day to help fight food insecurity.
Thursday and Friday, the group gathered in the gym to pack 50,000 meals for the Second Harvest Heartland. The food will go to local food shelves. Organizers say the event is needed now more than ever.
Student Kennedy Capp says it feels great to be able to help the community.
“Knowing that you did something good for the community, like making meals for the less fortunate, like who don’t know where their next meal is coming from,” said the eighth-grade student. “It just feels good to be a part of something that, like is helping people and just good.”
This year marks the ninth consecutive year the school has held the event. At the end of this year’s event, students will have packed over 220,000 meals over the course of those nine years.
The Maranatha Christian Academy fundraising event also raised money to provide resources for students.