The old Cub Food building was packed with volunteers early Sunday afternoon.
Enough rice and other ingredients had been packed Saturday to provide 440,000 meals to those living in Haiti.
There were fifty packing stations set up.
They seemed all full at 1:30.
But there were not enough volunteers for the rest of the day to meet the million meal goal.
Young volunteers enjoyed the packing end of the line. Not putting them in the box though. That was too high for them.
They enjoyed the pounding the meal flat so it would fit into the box.
Flattening the meals was a job any kid could do.
Accidents did happen. Bags did break.
She also put the boxes over her head once in a while. Not to matter. She had on a hair net.
This proves there was a job for any age group.
I recognized Bill Moll packing boxes next to my station number 50.
One of the advantages of being at the end of the production line was that one did not have to wear plastic gloves.
The arms and hands of Christ were all over the room.
There were so many lines.
In the middle of each line were stations where people weighed the bags and either took some of the contents out or added enough to make the desired weight.
Next on the line were us bag sealers.
Every time another 10,000 meals were packed someone banged on a cymbal and announced the new total.
Just in case you didn’t read yesterday’s article, here’s what the bags looked like before they were flattened.
Sunday by 7 PM upwards of 780,000 were ready for the truck.
An announcement was made was made that 16 million means had already been shipped to Haiti.
The joint project in McHenry County between the Salvation Army and Numana was all over but the clean-up.