Follow Your Meals to Africa!

03/25/14

Have you ever packaged meals? Every year, thousands of you meet in churches, schools, and community centers to put together lentils, spice, chicken, and rice—the nutritious combination that helps feed thousands of hungry children in Africa and the Caribbean. But what happens to the meals once you seal up your packages?

Follow your meals and find out how they get to the children—and into their bellies!

 

Step 1: Package Meals

In 2013, you packaged 1.6 million meals
In 2013, you packaged 1.6 million meals for children in Malawi, Sierra Leone, the Dominican Republic, and Haiti.  
 
In 2013, you packaged 1.6 million meals
 

Step 2: Load the Container 

In 2013, you helped send 2.1 million meals overseasVolunteers help load boxes of your meals into shipping containers
Volunteers help load boxes of your meals into shipping containers. In 2013, you helped send 2.1 million meals overseas!
 

Step 3: Unload the Container

The older children help unload the meals when they arrive at our ministry site
It can take two to three months for the container to arrive in-country and clear customs. The older children help unload the meals when they arrive at our ministry site.
 

Step 4: Prepare the Meal

In Sierra Leone, children from our Children's Homes help their house aunties preMeals are prepared differently in each country
Meals are prepared differently in each country. In Sierra Leone, children from our Children's Homes help their house aunties prepare meals. They spice up the rice and lentils with local peppers, and cook it over an open fire.
 

Step 5: Enjoy!

The children in Sierra Leone love the packaged meals
The children in Sierra Leone love your meals. They are loaded with protein, vitamins, and minerals, and they taste great. Most importantly, when you send meals it means the children don't have to worry about having enough to eat.