To provide these meals,
the Noon Rotary Club has partnered with Outreach, Inc., an Iowa-based nonprofit that has supplied over 200 million meals to children and families around the world.
In February, Outreach will deliver enough bulk rice, beans, vegetables, vitamins and minerals to New Bern to package 50,000 individual meals, at a cost of 25 cents a meal.
Each package provides six nutritionally complete servings. The Outreach team, in association with internationally recognized nutritionists, has developed a food formula comprised of rice, fortified soy protein, vegetables, and essential vitamins & minerals.
On February 23rd, more than 150 community volunteers will be needed to assemble these meals for delivery to RCS.
With many hands coming together that morning at Christ Church Ministry Center,
it will take only a few enjoyable hours working together to prepare and package these 50,000 needed meals.