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Join us on Saturday, December 5, 2020

for a Rise Against Hunger meal packing event in Bradley Hall

Our goal: $5,000 for 15,000 meals

Rise Against Hunger has adapted their meal-packing events with COVID-19 precautions in mind. Instead of a single, large gathering, we will work in smaller shifts of 20-25 people**, spaced out in Bradley Hall for a single hour: 9 AM, 10:30 AM, 12 PM, 1:30 PM, and 3 PM. In between shifts, spaces will be wiped down and sanitized and also provide time for air circulation.

**Gov. Cooper is changing indoor gathering limits effective Nov. 13 through at least December 4. Rise Against Hunger developed this alternative packing process with 10-person occupancy in mind, so it is still doable. We will review our plan with Rise Against Hunger and make appropriate changes, either reducing numbers and adding shifts or spreading to multiple locations across our campus. Stay tuned for additional details!

Register for a shift         Donate Online (Highland's ACS system)

Donations can also be made by checked and mailed to (or dropped off at) Highland with "Rise Against Hunger" in the memo line.

$28 can feed someone 3 meals/day for a month. What can you give to help us reach our goal?

What is Rise Against Hunger?

Rise Against Hunger is a ministry partner, a non-profit seeking to end hunger in our lifetime by providing food and
life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable and by creating a global commitment to mobilize the necessary resources. One way they do that is by partnering with organizations like churches to help pack millions of low cost but nutritious meals that are distributed through community partners in countries around the world. In 2019, volunteers packed 77.4 million meals at 3,702 packing events. These meals were distributed 1.79 million beneficiaries, mostly children.

The video explains more about Rise Against Hunger's strategies and programs for addressing hunger and its root causes.

Social Distancing for the Event

It might be hard to imagine a socially-distanced version of Rise Against Hunger. Below is a diagram showing how stations have been reimagined to be covered by spaced-apart individuals. We will also have tables set up for family units to work together. In addition to the usual gloves and hairnets, all participants will wear masks. The video was produced early in the pandemic as packing events were first re-imagined.