The original goal was to raise $1000 to pay for a on-site packing through "Meals from the Heartland". It was a lofty goal for two small churches, but we raised $1850!
This is the crowd gathered to listen to instructions given by the representative from "Meals from the Heartland". (He forgot the video we were to see that explained the organization, etc.!)
I'm not sure what the final tally was for meals packed, but there are 36 individually-packed packages of food in each of those boxes. Each bag contained protein, veggies, vitamins and rice. Each of those bags makes about 6 meals (with 6 cups boiling water added to reconstitute everything).
This was my packing line. Those hairnets sure make us look 'fashionable'! It was fun and gave us a good feeling we were helping people not only in other countries, but in our own state!