Thanks to Prince of Peace Lutheran Church in St. Joseph, Illinois, Illini Fighting Hunger reached an incredible milestone on March 8th – over 500,000 meals packaged to date! More than 150 volunteers of all ages came together to package rice-soy casserole meals to benefit the 14 counties served by the Eastern Illinois Foodbank.
Prince of Peace did such an amazing job with raising funds and inspiring volunteers that they set the second-place record for our largest single-day meal packaging event! In five hours, equipment and ingredients were unloaded and set up, 57,078 meals were packaged, and all the equipment and supplies were loaded back onto trucks.
Interested in hosting your own packaging event? Be sure to visit our Organize An Event page today!