On September 14, 15, & 16, Shepherd’s Grove and Irvine Presbyterian Church hosted a three-day, family-friendly service event called Irvine Feeds the World to fight hunger around the globe. In partnership with Kids Around the World’s OneMeal Program, we assembled 50,000 meals to feed hungry children in South Africa. It was a blessing to see so many people from our church family and community come together to help others in a tangible way! Throughout the course of the event, we ran 10 separate shifts with an average of 40-60 volunteers per shift, which comes out to approximately 500 volunteers who gave of their time.
On Friday night, students from our youth group and local high school packed 11,013 meals in just one two-hour session. It was truly a gift to see young people so eagerly helping others! Then on Sunday, our congregation put together nearly 18,000 meals after our three morning services — what an accomplishment!
Irvine Feeds the World is just one way we seek to bring the Good News of Jesus to our community, both locally and throughout the world. As always, we are thankful for your support and prayers, as we partner together to make a difference around the globe!
About Kids Around the World: The mission of Kids Around the World’s OneMeal Program is to meet the needs of starving children by empowering people to serve. Their mobile food-packing program engages groups to work together in a meaningful hands-on, team-building experience. Partnering with organizations like churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups, assembly line- style packing teams put together meals in a unifying and high-energy atmosphere. Food is then distributed to children in 18 countries, including the U.S. and other developing nations.