Oak Lawn-Hometown Middle School will be hosting its 6th annual Feed 6 Meal Packaging Event On Saturday, December 15th.
Students, teachers, and the District 123 community will package fortified meals to be delivered to support various organizations that provide food for those in need. The four-hour event will take place in the OLHMS gymnasium. Anyone wishing to participate can sign up for 2-hour sessions from either 9 am to 11 am or 11:30 am to 1 pm.
In a statement released by the school district, Event Coordinator Heather McCarthy described her passion for the event. “What I love most about the meal packaging event is watching community members from all different backgrounds coming together and working side by side to help others. Last year we had volunteers from age 6 to 86 working to support their community. It truly is a feel-good event,” said McCarthy.
All participants must raise a minimum of $30 to help cover the costs of the food, materials, and delivery. After the event, sponsors will sign community service paperwork for any participants.
All of the packaged meals will be delivered to local food pantries, food banks, Veteran shelters, and various organizations in need of donations.