A Jonesborough church packages meals for international organization

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JONESBOROUGH, TN (WJHL) – Over one hundred people came out to Sulphur Springs United Methodist Church in Jonesborough today for an event that helps feed people around the world.

Sunday’s event is the first of it’s kind for the church. Church members said they wanted to find a new way to attract people to their annual summer, camp meeting event, where church members camp out in fellowship.

The church is working together with the organization, Stop Hunger Now. A global humanitarian relief organization that is committed to ending hunger around the world.

Churchgoers got the chance to hand package, 10,000 rice meals, that will go to families across the globe who are less fortunate.

“We just thought that would be a way of being the hands and feet of Jesus in our community and our world,” churchgoer, Ramona Bird said. Each of these bags is a nutritional meal, actually when they cook

Valerie Carpenter with Stop Hunger Now was thrilled to be working with the church.

“Each of these bags is a nutritional meal, actually, when they cook this it feeds six people. It’s a wonderful thing, everyone should do it, this is intergenerational, we have little kids and great grandma’s,” Carpenter said.

The organization said these meals will join thousands of others at Charleston’s port and they will then be sent out and go where they are most needed.

The church said they hope to make Sunday’s event a tradition. It took the church just two hours to accomplish the 10,000 meal goal.Copyright WJHL 2016. All rights reserved.

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