Saturday, February 28, 2015

Community Meal Packing Project

Uniting our community and fighting hunger
in our neighborhoods and around the world.

A Big Goal: 750,000 Meals in Five Days

February 25-March 1, we'll be packing 750,000 meals to be distributed to hungry people both locally and internationally. We need over 2300 volunteers to make this project happen and we're hoping over 1000 of them will be people not connected to a church or UALC in any way. We want the whole community to participate, not just our members. We promise it will be fun and you will make a substantial impact in real people's lives struggling with hunger.

Registration is now closed. If you have signed up, we are counting on you to cover your shift.

If you have questions about your registration, or have a change, contact Jane Alderman,, 451-3736 ext 7618.

Everyone Can Participate

Many hands feed many people. All ages and abilities are welcome. Talk it up to your friends, neighbors, co-workers and family, then sign up for as many two-hour packing shifts as you would like.
Shifts are February 25-March 1 at Mill Run:
Wednesday, Thursday, Friday between 10:00 am-10:00 pm
Saturday, Sunday between 8:00 am-8:00 pm

Frequently Asked Questions

Why pack meals?

Jesus cared for people who were hungry. As followers of Jesus, we want to do the same thing.

What is it like?

The packing is fun and energetic. There is a job for everyone, young and old. We'll be measuring ingredients, filling and weighing bags, and packing them in boxes. There is a brief orientation and training, and you'll be done in exactly two hours. See a video about our meal packing project.

What do the meals consist of and where do they go?

This year we are packing three different kinds of meals: two types for domestic and one for international. About half of the meals will go overseas and half will stay in the U.S.

When can I work?

We are filling thirty 2-hour shifts, from Wednesday, February 25 through Sunday, March 1. If you sign up, we are counting on you for that shift.

Where is this happening?

At The Church at Mill Run, 3500 Mill Run Dr., Hilliard. Directions.

Can I invite my friends, neighbors, or coworkers to participate with me?

Absolutely. It takes a lot of people to make this happen. You can register a group or sign up as an individual. We've had high school sports teams, scouting troops, co-workers, neighbors and book clubs participate.

How can I help get the word out about this event?

Paste this link,, into an email and share it with your friends. Or like our Facebook page and share the link on social media. You can also download a poster to hang in your workplace or favorite coffee shop.

Who can help?

Anyone can help. There is a job for you no matter how young or old. Young children are welcome with adult supervision.

Do I need to bring anything?

A willing spirit and as many friends as you can sign up. All the materials will be supplied.

Will it cost me anything to participate?

Just two hours.
If you would like to make a donation to the project, you can give it after your session or any time. This project is funded by the UALC Missions Fund and by generous donors like you; we welcome checks to UALC; please write CMPP on the memo line. You can also use our secure online giving to make a contribution.

If I have more questions, who do I ask?

Contact Pastor Brodie Taphorn at, 451-3736, ext. 7608.

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