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How you can make 125,000 meals for children in Haiti and Puerto Rico


Making 125,000 meals in five hours requires a lot of manpower, and about 100 more volunteers are needed to pack food for hungry children in Haiti and Puerto Rico on Saturday.

RELATED: 80,000 meals for shipment to Haiti is goal of Saturday event

Two-hour shifts start 8:30 a.m. at St. Mark’s Episcopal Church and School, 3395 Burns Road. The last shift starts at 11:30 a.m.

RELATED: Palm Beach County hasn’t forgotten about Haiti’s hurricane suffering

The church is working with Temple Judea in Palm Beach Gardens to make the meals.

Registration is online at www.foodpackingforhaiti.org and is $20 for adults, $10 for children younger than 12 and $200 for a group of 12 or more. 

Twelve packers per table measure scoops of dry goods such as beans, rice or soy into bags. The packers then heat-seal and box them.

Organizers are also collecting donations for hurricane relief at the church Saturday. They’ll accept clothing, shoes, infant and adult diapers, tarps, kerosene stoves and gas-operated chain saws.

Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center, 3360 Burns Road, will have boxes in designated areas of the hospital through Nov. 3. No stoves, chain saws or other large items will be accepted at the hospital.

DHL Express has agreed to fly the packed meals and donations to their destinations, speeding up delivery.

“This is a fun event for a great cause,” Rev. Sanford Groff, an associate rector at St. Mark’s. “We hope everyone will join us as we strive to serve as good neighbors to help those who need it most.”

Donations by check should be made payable to St. Mark’s Episcopal Church with a note of “Haiti and Caribbean Relief” on the memo line. Checks can be mailed to St. Mark’s at 3395 Burns Road, Palm Beach Gardens, FL, 33410, marked Attention: Development Office.

They can also be dropped off at the church office before the event. 


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