The basement of the Episcopal Parish of St. John the Evangelist in Hingham was packed Monday morning, its walls lined with 50-pound bags of rice and 20-pound boxes of raw pasta. Hundreds of parishioners from across the South Shore donned hair nets and measured ingredients, and boxes were filled rhythmically with completed, vacuum-sealed bags containing meals for local shelters and food pantries.
Roughly 400 volunteers filtered in and out of St. John's on Monday for a meal-packaging event hosted by the Hingham-Hull Religious Leaders Association.
"It's in the spirit of Dr. King and helping people," the Rev. Tim Schenck of St. John's said. "Nothing transcends denominational boundaries like feeding people."