Million Meal Event
This event is unlike any other church project.
Parish teams, with 75 volunteers each, will come together for three shifts outdoors at Cathedral Catholic High School during one weekend in June to pack nutritious meal bags:
Saturday, June 11, 9-11 a.m. and 1-3 p.m.
Sunday, June 12, 11:30 a.m.- 2 p.m.
Volunteers will help in all aspects of the event. They will also be needed to set up the project on Friday, June 10; and to clean-up and break down the site on Sunday. The packing of the meal bags is the centerpiece. Parish teams and groups will work at various stations, assembly-line style. They will weigh the ingredients, fill the bags, pack them in boxes and seal them.
It’s all done to upbeat music, which has everyone smiling, not even thinking of looking at their cell phones. Before they know it, the teams have met their goal, packing tens of thousands of meal bags during their shift, filling a total of 4,620 boxes. And as soon as it’s over, they can’t wait until the next year’s event.
This joyful, hands-on experience is family-friendly. There’s a job for everyone, ages four to 99.