Holy Trinity Church and Scout Troop 24 pack over 10,000 meals for food-insecure children
It may sound like a cliche, but here in the Sierra Nevada foothills the young, old and everyone in-between wants to do something to help end world hunger, especially as it pertains to children. That is what brought people together one recent Saturday morning at Nevada City’s Seaman’s Hall in Pioneer Park, to support the Rise Against Hunger program. After a month-long fundraiser put on by Nevada City’s Holy Trinity Church, the church recruited Scouts from local Troop 24 to help create and box 10,152 nutritious meals — enough food to sustain 47 children for a one year school program. The meals were packed into 47 cases that will be shipped to different regions across Asia. The Rise Against Hunger organization tracks where the meals go and report that information back to the church. Next year they plan to go even bigger by getting more of the community involved.