An opportunity to serve
Submitted by Carol Spangler
Grains For Hope is a wide-reaching organization based in Sabetha that offers necessities to the poor and needy. From the successful delivery of over 25 tons of grain products to Mozambique to the assembly of double-layered blankets for the homeless, Grains For Hope is committed to fighting world poverty. This mission is continuing through an effort to reduce local poverty.
Students from Sabetha High School in Grains For Hope are participating in the production of extruded rice analog at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln on Dec. 7. The expenses will be paid for through Grains For Hope funds. The rice analog will be used in the making of 2,000 dehydrated soup mix meals that will be distributed throughout Kansas to oppose local hunger.
To successfully put these meals together, Grains For Hope is holding a packaging event that is open to volunteers from Sabetha and the surrounding area. This event will be at 8 to 11 a.m. Saturday, Dec. 31, at the Sabetha Main Event Center, and aims to help with local hunger right here in Kansas.
A free breakfast also will be provided for any participants willing to help including pancakes, sausage and all the fixings for all packaging participants! On behalf of Grains For Hope, we appreciate Kiwanis, Wenger Manufacturing, ADM, Sabetha Chamber of Commerce, Private Donors and the Grains For Hope Youth Members. Without their support, this event would not be possible, and we are greatly appreciative of this help and the effect we can have on our community from it.
Mark your calendars for Dec. 31! All are welcome to enjoy a free breakfast and participate in the packaging of 2,000 meals that will be shared locally and throughout Kansas!