Project Feed Packs Thousands of Meals for Those in Need Worldwide

By Brett Hetherington*

Project Feed, a meal-packing partnership of East Ohio Conference Young People’s Ministries and Rise Against Hunger, made a triumphant return after a two-year hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The Sunday afternoon event gathered teens and their adult leaders from across the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church to pack meal kits to be distributed throughout parts of the world where food is not as plentiful as within the United States.

Nearly 200 people worked in teams at Wadsworth Middle School on November 13 packing meals that will each feed six people. Their efforts produced two nearly full pallets of meals! The atmosphere of this year’s Project Feed was quite joyful, and the video below captures the excitement and passion that East Ohio youth have for serving others around the globe.

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To learn more about Rise Against Hunger you can visit their website at

The Conference Communications team would like to share other stories that highlight ways that each of us is answering the call of Bishop Tracy S. Malone to reach out to our communities in creative ways. Please e-mail your ministry story to EOC Executive Director of Communications Rick Wolcott at

* Brett Hetherington is the Communications specialist for the East Ohio Conference of The United Methodist Church.