HUBER HEIGHTS — Sulphur Grove United Methodist Church is sponsoring a community wide, meal packing event to help ease the widespread hunger situation in Haiti. It will be Saturday, Aug. 12, 10 a.m. – 12 p.m., in the church’s Activity Center, 7505 Taylorsville Rd., Huber Heights.
Labeled “The 5H Event,” it is open to anyone in the community who wants to make a real difference in the world for a hungry child, according to Lead Pastor Barry Baughman. The 5H reference stands for Huber Heights Halts Hunger in Haiti. He said that for just 22 cents a hungry, malnourished child in Haiti can have a nutritious, wholesome meal. And, he said, that includes the cost of the meal and shipping to Haiti.
Co-chairs are church members Vicki Minning of Huber Heights and Kaye Malkiewicz of Riverside. They are issuing a rallying call to the community to participate. Those wishing to participate are asked to pre-register by July 31 at www.sulphurgrove.org or on the church’s Facebook page. The cost is $15. A 5H T-shirt is included but only if pre-registered. However, there will be registration at the door for $15 but that will not include a 5H T-shirt.
“We are committed to pack at least 15,000 meals,” said Minning and Malkiewicz, noting that additional funds beyond the $15 registration fee will provide even more meals, with every $5 funding 23 meals. Besides the actual packing of meals into heat-sealed bags, they are looking for volunteers to be greeters, registrars, parking guides and help wherever needed.
All are welcome, said Pastor Baughman, inviting anyone who wants to help nourish children to participate.