On a cold Saturday in November, three youth and four adults climbed into the Tri-County van and headed for Maddock, ND. We met up with approximately 95 other volunteers in the community center in order to pack dried food that will be sent overseas.
In two days, volunteers packed 106,920 meals. Our shift packed for less than two hours as we were the last shift at the event and helped to clean up the space. In 75 minutes, we packed 117 boxes of food, which is 25,272 meals. That is enough to feed 69 kids for 1 year! Plus, monetary donations were given.
This was the second year of the event in Maddock. There is another event in Grand Forks on April 6-8, 2018, where Tri-County will tentatively participate. Please mark your calendars if you would like to go along!