Peabody-Burns National Honor Society students, school staff, and community volunteers will package meals from 10 a.m. to noon Saturday in the new gymnasium at PBHS. The group set a goal of 20,000 meals to package and have ready to distribute by the time they are finished.
“If people in the community want to volunteer to help, that would be great,” National Honor Society sponsor Katie Fooshee said. “Registration online is easy and it is the preferred method to sign up and help. But we won’t turn anyone away if they show up on Saturday to help.”
The Warrior packaging project is found on the registration page, numanainc.com\events.
“People can also donate online using the same address and filling out the form under the ‘donate’ heading,” said Fooshee. “Or a different option would be just to bring a donation to the PBHS office.”
The meals consist of rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans, and a blend of life-sustaining vitamins and minerals. Volunteers measure the ingredients into bags and they are weighed, sealed, boxed, and prepared for shipping or distribution.
The meals prepared by PBHS students and volunteers will be distributed locally from the end of November through December. Families in local and area communities will be the beneficiaries of the packaging project.
For more information, refer to the online site or contact Fooshee at (620) 983-2196.