JOHNSON CITY, Tenn. (WJHL) – Munsey United Methodist Church is doing its part to fight hunger by packing 20,000 meals for Rise Against Hunger.
The event will take place at the Munsey Church on Tuesday, Nov. 16 from 6 to 8 p.m.
News Channel 11 spoke with the event’s organizer, who said the group is striving to make a difference in the community.
“We will have 38 tables set up for packing of the food,” said Missions Director Steve Wheeler. “It’s only chaos. People are going to have a great time; they’re going to feel great about what they’re doing. We are paying forward; we are responding to what Jesus said in Matthew 25.”
Wheeler had previously mentioned in a release that the area’s food insecurity needs to be addressed.
“Food insecurity is a big concern for us, both locally and globally. Hunger impacts some 720 million people worldwide,” said Missions Director Steve Wheeler. “This two-hour event provides an opportunity to contribute towards helping eradicate hunger and live more fully into Matthew 25.”
All ages or invited to attend the event as different generations will package meals together side by side.
Rise Against Hunger is an organization that distributes food around the world.