Local church makes 10,000 meals for orphanages in developing countries

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX)- Rise Against Hunger is an international mission project that helps fight global hunger while supporting the work of the relief organization, Stop Hunger Now.

On Sunday, members of Friends Congregational Church put together 10,000 high-nutrition meals that will be sent across the world.

"We do a lot of mission work here in the Brazos Valley but it's hard to find a way to kind of connect with people overseas and this is one of those ways," said Jill Cetina, a member of the church.

The meals included rice and other dehydrated high-nutritious grains. Volunteers put the food in bags, sealed them, then will be shipping them to places in crisis situations and lunch programs in schools and orphanages in developing countries.

"It is something that we hope can help bring a smile on these children's faces, we really take advantage of having a meal every day, and some of these kids don't get that, so that is why we are doing this," said Cetina.

This is the second year the Friends Congregational Church has put on the event. Organizers say they are hoping to continue next year and produce even more meals.