The Salvation Army brought the idea to Crystal Lake in 2007, right after the devastating hurricane in Haiti.
The old Cub Food store was packed with people from throughout the community.
Upwards of 780,000 meals were packed in sealed bags.
Each bag contained enough nutrition for six meals.
Just add water and heat.
Three years ago, members of the First United Methodist Church of Crystal Lake decided to dedicate a Sunday morning to the same cause–meals for Haiti.
Hannah Beardsley Middle School was the site.
40,000 were packed in 2012.
80,000 were packed in 2013.
This year the goal was 100,000.
The goal was reached.
The meals cost 25 cents apiece, which meant that $25,000 had to be raised.
At the end people signed a banner.
Kids Around the World out of Rockford runs the program.