How big can the group be?
Any size! However, there is a 150 person capacity per shift.
When should we register?
To ensure you are able to pack meals at your desired location and time slot, we suggest registering as soon as possible.
How old do participants have to be?
5 years old and up. Old enough to not throw meal contents around.
Can I sit down during the meal packing shift?
Yes! There are several stations that allow persons to sit. Please let us know you need to sit down when you check in for your shift so we can direct you to the appropriate station.
And where does the food go?
Rise Against Hunger informs us where the food we packed was sent after the meal packing event. However the food is sent to places within the US during relief efforts and to countries around the world.
In the past, meals GNJ churches have packed have been sent to the following countries: Burkina Faso, El Salvador, eSwatini, Haiti, Madagascar, Mozambique, Nicaragua, Peru, South Africa, Swaziland, Tanzania, Uganda, & Zambia.
What is Rise Against Hunger?
Rise Against Hunger was founded in 1998 by Ray Buchanan, a United Methodist minister and Vietnam veteran, is aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Goal #2 of Zero Hunger. From the implementation of sustainable community development projects and improving health to addressing gender equalities and facilitating this meal packaging program around the world, the nonprofit is committed to ending hunger by 2030.