For the second straight year, St. Dunstan’s Episcopal Church converted its social hall and kitchen into assembly lines to package 10,000 meals for the Outreach Program.
In exchange for a financial donation, the program’s New England manager, Matthew Martin, arrived on Friday, May 3, with everything needed for packaging, from food to plastic bags, scales and sealers.
After a quick orientation, the St. Dunstan’s volunteers, young and old, began packaging rice and bean meals. Each bag is nutritionally complete and contains six servings. The only requirements for meal prep include water and a heat source.
According to Martin, the completed meal packages will be distributed to NuDay, a program helping refugees in Syria, as well as local food pantries A Place to Turn in West Natick, the Newton Food Pantry and Boston Health Care for the Homeless.