Doing what they can to Stop Hunger Now
by Staff Writer
CORNELIUS – On June 4, 102 volunteers – 55 adults and 47 children – gathered at Mt. Zion United Methodist Church, 19600 Zion St., and in just three hours, they packaged 24,000 meals for Stop Hunger Now, a nonprofit that delivers the food to schools and disaster areas throughout the world. The congregation first raised $6,000 to pay for the dried rice, vegetables, soy protein and vitamin powder that volunteers sorted into sealed plastic bags. In the photo, from left, Taylor Lazur, Spencer Barnes and Grant Sherrill help fill some of the meal bags. This is the second year fourth- and fifth-graders at Mt. Zion have sponsored the food-packing event.