Feed Your Neighbor 2019 packs 24,000 meals
Since we inaugurated this program in 2015 we have doubled our meal count.
Five years ago we brought the Outreach Program to Merrimack College to create a service opportunity that would reach across faiths, cultures, ethnicities, generations, and politics, to bring our greater community together over an issue that impacts our neighbors in every locale in the Merrimack Valley: food insecurity. We called it “Feed Your Neighbor.”
Our first Feed Your Neighbor program in 2015 brought about 60 volunteers to campus and we packed 12,000 meals. Yesterday we welcomed over 200 volunteers - including new faith communities, activist and service groups, more professors with classes, and Kappa Sigma Fraternity - to crush our old record of 15,000 meals. We have doubled our original count from 2015 and we are proud of our effort.
With the enthusiastic help of our volunteers we packed 24,000 meals for the Merrimack Valley Food Bank! Their dozens of member agencies can shop there today and our meals will feed a lot of hungry families.
Thanks to all who joined us and to all who donated. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter, and sign up for our e-newsletter to stay informed of our programs centering interfaith cooperation and social justice issues. Be sure to save the date for our 16th Annual Interfaith Prayer and our upcoming conference on Religion, Science and Ecology: Shared Responsibility for the Future.