November VIA Event: Meal Packing (40,000 Meals!)

UPDATE: This Sunday, we packed a record-breaking 40,000 meals for food-insecure children in Massachusetts. We warmly thank the hundreds of volunteers (including more kids than ever!) for their tireless effort, and for everyone who contributed financially — we raised the last $5,000 of the $10,000 goal through 75 donations on Sunday alone! Stay tuned for more VIA events, and check out Sunday’s photos on Facebook. 

This November, HCH’s Values in Action program is proud to partner with the Boston Interfaith Campus Coalition and Kids Care to package meals for the food insecure in Massachusetts.

The Status Report on Hunger in Massachusetts notes that in 2010, 10.8 percent of households were food insecure. This is the highest rate recorded in the Commonwealth since this data was first collected in 1995, according to the Project Bread website.

This year, we will come together around our shared value of service and package more meals than ever — 40,000 — in time for Thanksgiving. But in order to do so, we need to raise $10,000 (that’s 25 cents per meal!) before then. Please consider making a donation to this incredibly important cause (please write “VIA event” in the “special instructions” box when you donate online using PayPal). Or you can also write a check to “Outreach, Inc. – Kids Care” and give it to a member of the staff. Please note that this drive is separate from our annual year-end fund drive, and all of the money goes to Kids Care for the cost of food

And join us on Sunday, November 18 from 12-6pm at 59 Shepard Street Cambridge, MA 02138. This is a great all-ages event (bring kids!) and a wonderful way to put your/humanistic values into action with your whole family! Stay for as little or as long as you’d like — we need help all day!

About Sarah Jane Chandonnet

Sarah Jane Chandonnet is the Program Director at the Humanist Community at Harvard and the Humanist Hub.

8 comments on “November VIA Event: Meal Packing (40,000 Meals!)

  1. This event looks great! Can we arrive at any time, or do we need to be there for the whole event to participate? Also, if we bring kids, can we choose which job they do to make sure it’s appropriate for them? Thanks!

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