Local church packs 20,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger

WACO, TX - The Central Christian Church in Waco doing good on Good Friday by helping curb local hunger.

"Every time I think about it I get really grateful that I do have food on my table and a roof on my house, and I think of all the kids that don't have that and it kind of breaks my heart a little bit but getting to do something like this and to help them is something really special," said Kiley Coats, 14-years-old.

On Friday, dozens of people of all ages came together to pack 20,000 meals for Kids Against Hunger.

According to Feeding America, in Texas alone, over four million people struggle with hunger, of them nearly half are children. That means in this state of 25 million people, one in every four go hungry.

"There is a need domestically here in our own country, we have hungry people and in Waco, Texas we have people that are hungry," said Kristin Jack, Minister to Families at Central Christian Church in Waco.



Inside the church, people worked at five different stations each with all kinds of jobs.

"It starts at the beginning of the line where they are adding all the food elements and then they weight it to make sure each bag is consistent, we seal the bags and then pack them 36 packages to one box," added Jack.

In each bag is a mixture of protein, soy, vegetable and rice, all of the minerals and nutrients a person needs every day.

"It's a lot of fun and I've been able to like do different stuff as I've gotten older," said Coats.

The event, teaching each child to give back without expecting anything in return.



"We send out kids to school so that they can learn, but we also want them to understand what it means to be a good person and what it means to be kind, what it means to express the hands and feet of Christ to those around them," said Christy Rolf, parent volunteer.

Each baggie has enough food to feed six people.

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