ABILENE, TX. — Something as simple as a food pack full of non-perishable items can feed a family of four, for every $10 raised.
For its fifth year in a row, the Children’s Hunger Fund teamed up a resource organization in our area as well as with local churches.
Zion Lutheran, New Hope, Transformation, Holy Cross Anglican, St. James Methodists, as well as Macedonia Baptist, all worked together with the Global Samaritan Resources to feed the hungry.
"The neat thing about children's hunger fund, is a certain amount of those boxes stay here in our community,” says Zion Lutheran Church pastor, Clyde Kieschnick.
2,5000 boxes were filled by volunteers from all over the community.
Many volunteers stated the lack of knowledge about the need within our neighbors.
"A lot of people would comment and say, you know, I didn't know that even here in our own community we have these many families who go hungry," says Pastor Kieschnick.
Some of the boxes would stay and the rest would travel across the world.
“Church members from our church are now delivering food packs, to hungry families in the Abilene community,” says Pastor Kieschnick.
The goal for 2019 is to continue to increase the number of boxes with the help of the community.