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Summit Christian Academy Students Help Fight Hunger

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Summit Christian Academy Students Help Fight Hunger

(Lee’s Summit, MO) – Summit Christian Academy (SCA) secondary students recently teamed up with “Something to Eat,” a meal packaging program organized through Youthfront that provides low-cost, nutritious meals to the world’s poor and disenfranchised.

 

“The students raised $3000 in 3 weeks that enabled them to package 12,000 meals for a drought impacted community in Nicaragua,” said SCA Secondary Teacher, Mr. Dane Cockrell. “They were inspired by the words of Jesus in Matthew 25 when he says that when you feed those in need, you in fact are feeding Me,” said Mr. Cockrell.

 

The catalyst for students to get involved began during this year’s annual Solemn Assembly when students, teachers, staff, and administrators took time from the daily routine to pray for each other, the community at-large, and the world. Representatives from “Something to Eat” presented to secondary students and challenged them to think about sacrificing a little to meet a real need in the lives of others.

 

“The event filled the school with bags and boxes of rice, soy, and vegetables.  Assembly lines were created that used every electrical outlet available and filled most of the hallways of the school as the students worked together to package the meals,” said Mr. Cockrell.

 

The meals are packaged by volunteers in an assembly line fashion and consist of nutrient dense raw ingredients. “Something to Eat” partners with Outreach International to keep costs as low as $.25 per meal.

 

“Teaming up with Something to Eat and Harvesters is becoming a part of the DNA of our student body identity.  They are most definitely in the fight to end hunger!” added Mr. Cockrell.

 

 Photo caption: SCA junior and senior high students and teachers package meals to help fight hunger.

 

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