In its fifth year, Long Island Lutheran High School organized and hosted its Annual Meal Packing Event on their Brookville, NY campus.
The packing event took place Sunday, April 19 through Tuesday, April 21in the Visscher Gymnasium.
Their goal was to pack 300,000 food packets in order to feed 500 children every day for one year. The food packets consist of rice, soy, pinto beans, dried vegetables, and vitamin and seasoning mix. These meals are nutritionally balanced to prevent malnutrition.
About 300 LuHi student athletes, along with over 1,000 other volunteers including both the LIU Post Football and Women’s Soccer team, helped pack the meals that were sent both locally and globally to countries in need.
They are working through the non-profit Mano Amiga and their program, Meals from the Heart. Two thirds of the food packets will go to local food pantries with one third distributed to global countries in need.
The event concluded as a huge success with the numbers exceeding their goal.
320,328 meals were packed thanks to all those who volunteered and helped organize this wonderful event that truly helps so many in need!
Below you can watch a video of the student athletes in action at the event: