Participants of the World Meeting of Families took a break from the family-themed conferences on Wednesday, Sept. 23 to help families in need half a world away.
The Helping Hands activity at the Pennsylvania Convention Center aims to pack 200,000 meals over seven shifts during the World Meeting, through Sept. 25, through the efforts of 3,500 volunteers. Catholic Relief Services and the relief agency Stop Hunger Now are sponsoring the event.
The agencies aim to send the meals containing rice, dehydrated soy and vegetables plus a vitamin and mineral packet to 27 CRS-supported centers in Burkina Faso, Africa, by Christmas time. (Photos by Sarah Webb)
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