Johnson City church packs 100,000 meals for children in need

On Saturday morning volunteers gathered at Boones Creek Christian Church in Johnson City to take on a big project.

Every year church members pack thousands of meals for those in need.

This year they set a goal of packing 100,000 meals that will help feed hungry children in Nicaragua and Haiti.

Senior Minister David Clark said when they started participating in the program six years ago they packed 25,000 meals.

“It took us four hours, and we thought that was a very lofty goal, and more and more people participated and learned of the program and are excited about it,” Clark said.

Clark said this is something church members have become interested in and passionate about.

“People from our church, we have a medical clinic in Haiti that our doctors here go down and staff on a regular basis, and I have been 27 times myself, and we actually get to see the people that are getting the food,” Clark said.

The church partnered with the NICE Foundation out of Illinois.

Clark said the meals should be delivered to those in need sometime in January.

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