WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Volunteers gathered in Wichita to pack meals for those in need. The event occurred at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, Central and 119th Street West.
700 volunteers along with the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children packed 104,000 meals in just three days.
People across 70 countries will receive the food. Many of the meals will go to Haiti and Ukraine.
“We need more mobile packs, we need more volunteers, we need more help, so we’re happy to do our part here in Wichita and be able to show them that we are a community working to serve the world,” said Pam Gardner, the Host for the Pack.
The host of the packing says the war with Russia has increased the need for this kind of help.
“So Feed My Starving Children is a corporation who’s been around for about 16 years, and they typically pack about 400 million meals. But with the Ukrainian war and the problems that are going on, the amount of food needed for the refugees has increased by 15 million this year,” Gardner said.
The meals will feed 300 children and 400 adults.