On Sunday, February 16th, several Wheaton Franciscan Sisters, Covenant Companions, IBVM Sisters, and members of our Worshiping Community joined nearly 1000 other volunteers gathered at North Central College in Naperville to pack mobile food packs for the Feed the Need campaign.
Using protein powder, vitamins, soy and rice, we were able to fill, seal and box 235,008 Manna Packs during our 2-hour shift, as part of a 6-shift, two-day packing effort. This is enough to feed 643 children one meal a day for an entire year!
The goal for the weekend was to pack 1.2 million meals to be shipped to “Feed the Need” partners in poor areas of the world. We had a great time together, knowing that our efforts contributed to bringing life and hope to so many people.