Something to Eat™ is a crisis response, meal packaging program that binds together the privileged and the poor.
It is designed as a socially interactive, tangible way for youth to respond to relief efforts through responsible, low-cost, nutrient-dense meals. A pulsating spirit sweeps over every one of our meal packaging events where youth organize their friends, youth groups, churches and schools. A steady rhythm develops as they heap cups of dry ingredients into funnels and bags, and they seal and they stack.
“I was hungry and you gave me something to eat…”
Something to Eat™ is also a spiritual practice, where we encounter Christ in solidarity with others. It happens shoulder to shoulder in common mission on the meal assembly lines. It happens across oceans with the poor and vulnerable whose names we may never know, but whose deep longing of body and soul we surely do. We feed one another both physically and spiritually. For every event, each participant raises 25 cents for every meal that they wish to package. The 25 cents goes towards meals that consist of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and essential vitamins. During the packaging event, we also interrupt our activity with brief moments of prayer and reflection. We do this to remember those for whom we work and to remember that as important as our efforts are, there are forces beyond us that militate against a flourishing life for all. We recognize that we need Christ who is making all things new and we groan in solidarity with the vulnerable towards that day. For more information on scheduling a Something to Eat™ packaging event for your group at your facilities or ours, e-mail Amber Booth at firstname.lastname@example.org and we’d love to get you started!
This initiative has been met with unprecedented excitement. Since 2009, 20,000 people (mostly teenagers) from 600+ churches have packaged more than 3.4 million meals to be sent to places all over the world experiencing food insecurity.