Christ Church Greenwich to Repeat Emergency Food Packathon for Ukrainian Refugees

The previous Packathon on March 26 was so successful, Christ Church Greenwich is planning another Packathon for Ukraine refugees on Friday, April 29 at 5:00 pm in the Parish Hall.

The goal is to pack 35,000 meals to be shipped to Poland to feed the people who have fled from their home country.

Everyone is welcome to volunteer. 

Photo courtesy Joanne Bouknight

At the last Packathon, 250 volunteers packed 36,000 meals for Ukrainian refugees on the border of Poland. A Packathon is a volunteer group food packing event. People came from the tri-state area to help with this effort. During a two-and-a-half-hour shift, teams of volunteers assembled four complete nutritious ingredients: a carbohydrate, dehydrated vegetables, vitamin powder and a bean protein. Volunteers weigh the packages, seal them and boxed them for distribution. This is a simple, organized, and cost-effective way to feed children and families who have fled their homes.

Additionally, a team of Christ Church parishioners and clergy are working on helping families to resettle here in the United States.

“The Ukraine situation is enormously significant,” Rev. Marek Zabriskie said. “It is hard to watch the news and sit still. We pray for the people who are suffering, and we want to help in any way that we can.”

Joanne Bouknight
Joanne Bouknight

You can also donate to help relocating families by going to

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 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.