On Saturday morning, May 14, 2022 members of the Freedom District Lions Club, Century High School Leo Club and Liberty High School Leo Club met at Celebration Hall, Messiah Lutheran Church in Barrett to assemble packets of dry mix food for Rise Against Hunger. When mixed with boiling water, the packet becomes a nutritious meal for a school age child in a poor country. The children, who often have to search for food in local dumps, go to school to be fed and, hopefully, while there get an education that will help them get employment when they grow up and thus break the cycle of poverty. The Lions and Leos assembled the rice and spices in plastic bags that were then weighted and sealed. Other Lions and Leos boxed and sealed the cartons for shipment to the final destination. A total of 10,128 meals were prepared in 2 hours.
Before preparing the food packets, the Lions and Leos listen while Steve Reiss from Rise Against Hunger describes the living conditions of the children who will receive the food and how it will help them get an education in the process.