Greeley, Fort Collins organizations team up to package 46,000 meals in 90 minutes
March 16, 2017
Several organizations in northern Colorado are teaming up to package 46,000 meals in 90 minutes for those in need.
Nearly 300 women and girls representing the Global Refugee Center, 917 10th Ave. in Greeley; the Fort Collins Relief Society and Interfaith Council will meet 3-4:30 p.m. March 25 at the Fort Collins Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints for the Fort Collins Stake Relief Society Humanitarian Service Project and Blood Drive.
Volunteers will assemble a basic meal kit containing dried lentils, white rice, dehydrated vegetables and pink Himalayan salt, according to a news release.
The Greeley-based Global Relief Center helps refugees and immigrants become self-sufficient, healthy, and integrate into society and will participate in assembling meals.
The event is in honor of the Relief Society's 175th anniversary. The Relief Society is a philanthropic and educational women's organization. Founded in 1842, it is considered one of the oldest and largest women's organizations in the world, with roughly 6 million members worldwide.
Sign up for the meal packaging is full but a blood drive in conjunction with the event will run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is open to the public.