Tuesday, June 7, 2011

Youmana, Imana. We all Numana.

Last Saturday Lou and Jo headed up the interstate to McPherson. The gold minivan? We didn't drive her. So we didn't get lost. And Lou didn't navigate. And Jo didn't listen to Lou's navigating. Instead, we ate muffins and minded our own business.

When we arrived at the McPherson College sports arena we were greeted by a large semi trailer parked outside full of food for Haiti.

All of the volunteers were very helpful in getting us to the registration table, the bathrooms (very important) and showing us to our table.

Here we are. Undeniably hawt.

These are the packets that contain rice, vitamins, soy/chicken bullion and dried beans. We took turns with different tasks at our table of enjoyable octogenarians. The McPherson event further proved volunteers can be of any age to donate their time to Numana.

When we arrived at 10:30 in the morning, 50,000 meals had been packaged. By the time we left at 1:00 in the afternoon, 97,000 meals were ready to go to Haiti. The grand total for the day was over 217,000 meals. Way to go McPherson County!

As we've mentioned before, a gong is rung for every 5,000 meals packaged. What a great morale booster.

We had a chance to meet Rick McNary, Numana's CEO, as he went around thanking volunteers for their time and efforts. Mr. McNary shared his passion for feeding the starving. That passion was first ignited by meeting a small child asking to be fed and has grown into an organization that has fed millions in the past year-and-a-half. It was a joy to be a part of such a giving group of folks working for a common cause. If you, your friends or family would ever like to help out or donate to Numana's fight against hunger, check them out here.


Thankfully full,

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