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Long Island Lutheran High School Blows Past 2 Million Meals Packed!

May 17, 2017

Last month, Meals From The Heart made the trip out east to Long Island Lutheran High School (LuHi) for their 7th annual meal-packing event. And boy, was the trip worth it! In just three days, from April 9-11, over 1,200 students, staff, friends, and volunteers packed 316,060 meals for neighborhood food shelves.

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The money to pay for these meals, all 40,000 pounds of pasta and 22,500 pounds of rice, was raised locally. But it’s not just about raising money and packing meals to help feed the hungry. It’s about having fun, making friends, and sharing the joy of serving!

“We’re packing nutrition and we’re also having a lot of joy. You can see these kids, they’re having fun. If we can teach our children it’s fun to serve, we’re going to change our communities,” said Tom Thiets , founder and director of Meals From The Heart.

In just seven years, LuHi has packed over 2.2 million meals and those numbers are going to go even higher. They’ve already reserved the dates for next year!

If you’re interested in hosting a community meal packing event, contact Meals From The Heart. We’ll take you through the steps and show you how we make it easy to make a difference.