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Volunteers Pack 60,000 Meals

Hundreds of volunteers took turns working the assembly line tables at Abington Elementary School on Saturday, March 9, preparing bags of lentil casserole. The main components are lentils, rice, a blend of six dehydrated vegetables and pink Himalayan salt.

The program is organized by Feeding Children Everywhere, a nonprofit that was founded in the aftermath of the earthquake in Haiti in 2010. The meal is formulated to help combat the effects of hunger on the human body. All that is necessary to cook the meal is adding boiling water.

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Volunteers measure rice and lentils and add to the bags at the start of the assemble line.

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Each package is weighed before sealing.

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Volunteers came from all over Northern Virginia to Abington Elementary School to help prepare 60,000 meals on Saturday, March 9.

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A wall of completed boxes grows as volunteers busy themselves at the tables. Each box contains 48 bags. Each bag will feed six people.

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A volunteer delivers another bag of rice to a table for assembly.