200 Volunteers Pack 35,000 meals for Emergency International Food Relief Packathon

On Sunday volunteers of all ages came to help pack nutritious food for people in dire need.

Christ Church Greenwich held an Emergency International Food Relief PACKATHON, Volunteers included families with young children.

Photo: Bobbi Eggers for Christ Church

During a two-and-a-half-hour shift, teams of volunteers assembled healthy ingredients.

They weighed the packages, sealed them, and boxed them for distribution.

This is a simple, organized, and cost-effective way to feed international children and families who are without housing and sources of food right now.

Christ Church is a lively community of faith composed of people with diverse backgrounds, circumstances, and spiritual journeys, bound together by God’s love for all people everywhere and united in the common mission to seek and serve God in all persons. We fulfill this work through the dedicated ministries of over 300 volunteers annually, who serve on more than 40 commissions, committees, guilds and task forces. In addition, the church hosts and supports more than 20 community meetings per week including 12-step programs, choral and music groups, neighborhood groups, and children’s programs. The Christ Church Preschool is a regional leader in early education, and our bookstore, Dogwood Gifts and Books, is a thriving resource of both faith-based and secular books. Their 40-year partnership with Neighbor to Neighbor allows them to serve those in Greenwich who are in need of food.

The Mission of Christ Church Greenwich is to be a vibrant Episcopal community proclaiming God’s love for every human being, no exceptions. Following Jesus’ teachings is their compass for personal growth, community outreach and harmonious living. Its vision is to seek and serve God in all people through inspiration from the Bible, worship, community outreach, music, and art in our sacred historic home.

Photo: Bobbi Eggers for Christ Church