Mercy Meals of Nebraska is a non-profit organization that packages and sends nourishing food to children in need throughout the world. Orphanages, refugee camps, feeding centers, disaster relief centers, and local food pantries are recipients of the food.
In addition to the academic curriculum, Norfolk middle school students participate in a service-learning project and get involved in the community. This year Team 1 students volunteered at Mercy Meals.
The morning started with a short update on world hunger facts and recent shipments reports, followed by packaging of the food for about one hour and fifteen minutes. The session ended with a short clean up time.
Through this program we hope to instill in students a civic duty and world awareness. We want students to know that they can make a difference in other people’s lives by donating their time.
Click the video for a snapshot of our morning.