Group packs 100,000 meals to fight extreme hunger around the world

HARRINGTON — The work done by more than 300 volunteers that came together on a cold March day in Delaware will be felt on the other side of the world.

On March 28, about 320 people donned hairnets and packed into Harrington’s Calvary Wesleyan Church Gymnasium building to pack staple foods to help Global Aid Network, a humanitarian aid organization, respond to a crisis faced by millions of children and families around the world — extreme hunger.

More than likely, the food packed in Harrington, Del. on Saturday will go to aid those with extreme hunger caused by unrest in the Middle East and West Africa.

Calvary Wesleyan Church and its area volunteers jumped into the fight against hunger about six years ago.

“We started with 20,000 meals, then we went to 25,000 meals, then 40,000, then 50,000. Last year we realized we had the capacity to do twice as much. We decided to go for it,” said effort organizer Rob Zlock.

On March 28, the group packed 100,000 meals.