Wicked Local Hingham: With King's dream in mind, volunteers make 64,000 meals

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."

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