Pacific High School DECA club members purchased ingredients and packed boxes for 4,320 meals for children in developing nations.
The students raised the money to buy the ingredients and packaging for the Kids Against Hunger Food Pack project sponsored by the Washington Overseas Mission during a during the Homecoming chili cookoff.
The sponsors, Jerry and Marcia Albrecht, brought the supplies to the school for the amount of money that was raised so students could participate in packing meals for the needy in Honduras.
Each food package was measured out and filled using an assembly line process.
Ingredients included rice, soy, dried vegetables, a proprietary powder that contains vitamins and minerals to make a nutritious meal for the undernourished children.
Working for three hours, the students packed 20 boxes, which amounted to 720 packs or 4,320 meals.
Each meal costs approximately 23 cents each. So the $1,000 raised from the chili cookoff, pizza fundraiser, and $100 from the HOSA club contributed to the cause.
These meals will be delivered to Honduras when the Washington Overseas Mission, which includes groups of doctors and other volunteers from Washington, leaves on these trips to serve the underprivileged.