This Weekend at Century II
The Salvation Army and Numana, Inc. are partnering with the City of Wichita and area volunteers to package one million meals this weekend. They will be sent to earthquake survivors at the Salvation Army relief camps in Haiti. Volunteers and local luminaries will package food from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. on Saturday, March 20th and from 1 to 6 p.m. on Sunday, March 21st at the Century II Performing Arts and Convention Center, Bob Brown Expo Hall, 225 West Douglas.
At 11 a.m. on Saturday, Rick McNary, President and Chief Executive Officer of Numana, and Mayor Carl Brewer will hold a brief award ceremony to recognize Pratt Industries for providing the boxes for this event.
There is no cost to participate and volunteers do not have to register. Organizers are asking volunteers for a minimum one-hour commitment. Most volunteers serve two-hour shifts in an assembly-line fashion packaging nutritious meals. Trainers and lead volunteers are asked for a four-hour commitment and to sign up online at www.millionmeals.net.
Those who want to help can also make donations to help purchase meals, which cost 30 cents to prepare including ingredients and shipping.
If you have any questions or would like to sign-up, go to www.millionmeals.net or contact Beth Fatkin, the Salvation Army Director of Volunteers, at 316-263-2769.