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Severn Church prepares 10,000 meals for the hungry

More than 50 members of Severn Church, Naxera, and some other interested persons, packaged 10,000 meals for the hungry on Sunday at the Gloucester County house of worship.

The effort was organized by the church, spearheaded by Sunday school classes, to benefit Stop Hunger Now, a Raleigh, N.C.-based nonprofit group that coordinates efforts such as Severn’s packaging food for needy persons in this country and abroad.

Sally Bull, a facilitator for Stop Hunger Now, said the church paid for supplies to assemble the easy-to-prepare meals and SHN provided the raw goods and brought equipment to the church for the assembly line process.

Tables lined a room near the church sanctuary, where volunteers combined large containers filled with rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy and micronutrients into plastic bags that each held enough food when combined with water for six meals, Bull said.

Art Wolz, associate pastor at Severn Church, said the church paid $2,900 for supplies, which was enough ...

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