On Sunday, almost 100 members of the ICSC community joined the First United Methodist Church (FUMC) community for our 2nd annual Rise Against Hunger program. Together, we packaged a whopping 24,192 meals to send to people around the world!
The afternoon featured members from both communities sharing a light lunch followed by over two hours of nonstop sorting, measuring and packaging of meals. The shared values of service and helping others in need were evident throughout the event.
“It’s our responsibility to help people in need,” said high school student Ahmad Eissa. “If a couple hours of our day can help thousands of people eat, then it’s worth it.”
The atmosphere was one of fun and excitement as members of all ages participated all steps of the packaging. Everyone left with a sense of satisfaction, accomplishment, and thankfulness.
“I certainly believe in the interfaith community and participating in each other’s activities and the love and understanding that comes from this,” said Kim Brorby, a member of the FUMC community who participated in Rise Against Hunger for the first time. “And it’s so much fun to be doing this together, and be blessed to be together!”