Allison Park Church site of record-breaking service event

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Tuesday, July 16, 2019 | 12:01 AM

More than 700 local volunteers packaged 300,000 meals for the world’s hungriest at Allison Park Church Hampton Campus on July 13.

This event was a part of Serve Day, a campaign of the Network of Hope, a local community organization. The project was in partnership with Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization. This will be Rise Against Hunger’s largest meal packing event in the state of Pennsylvania, a record previously held by Heinz.

“When you get people here in the United States willing to give their time and effort to help feed hungry children around the world, that’s what changes the world,” said the Rev. Ray Buchanan, the founder of Rise Against Hunger.

The event was so successful, that volunteers filled an entire oceanic shipping container that will be sent to recipients in South Africa.

“Serve Day so beautifully captures the essence of what it means to be in a community. When thoughtful, caring, compassionate, and amazing people collectively come together great things happen,” said Julie Mikus, Network of Hope Regional Program Director.