“Don’t fail to do something just because you
can’t do everything” -Bob Pierce
On Saturday I was given the chance to take part in my first Kids Against Hunger Pack-A-Thon. My parents and I along with many members of my church, St Johns Lutheran Church in Waltz, spent the morning filling 1800 13.8 oz. bags of food. These bags will serve 10,000 meals. 1/3 of the meals go to a local food bank, 1/3 is set aside for national disasters and the remaining 1/3 is sent to third world countries.
St. Johns Lutheran Church was able to host the event thanks to their sponsors DTE and Thrivent.
It costs $2800 to host a Kids Against Hunger Pack-A-Thon. They supply the goods, you supply the hands!
Here is a video of a similar Pack-A-Thon done at an Oklahoma church.
Against Hunger NW Oklahoma
Volunteering is something I struggle with. Not in the sense that I have a difficult time doing it, but more so finding the time and motivation for it.
There are a few factors I need to remind myself and maybe remind my readers too:
- Make time for what is important to you. I have come to find that no matter how busy we are, we always manage to squeeze in our loved ones, friends, really good books, social media, Scandal and a glass of wine…. or maybe that’s just me.
- It’s easier to do things in pairs. Tasks seem a little less intimidating when you have a friend with you. It also holds you accountable. You do not want to be known as the “flaky” friend.