PACKING PARTY with Africa New Life
On April 13, 9:30-11:30am, The Vine and Covington Middle School partner together to host a Packing Party for Africa New Life.
This event will require 150 people; which would pack 50,000 meals in 2 hours. The Vine will raise $14,000 needed to pay for the food and transportation.
Doesn’t this seem inefficient?
There is a massive food shortage in Rwanda because the country is land-locked. The cost of a bag of rice has nearly double in the past years. Therefore, for the 39% of Rwandans who live in poverty, basic necessities like food are VERY difficult to come by.
The World Food Programme estimates that over 50% of children in Rwanda suffer from malnutrition. Without sufficient food or the nutrients their bodies need, children cannot concentrate, learn or grow. Therefore, these meals will be a protein-rich fortified meal that is designed to reverse the starvation process and its effects. These meals have 120g of protein in 6 meals which is 20x more protein per meal than they are receiving currently.
Africa New Life commonly use shipping containers that are already being used for transport.
So it is cheaper, healthier and efficient for their ministry.
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