INDIANAPOLIS – The 2014 Indiana Annual Conference Session mission opportunity will immediately follow the Ordination and Commissioning Service Saturday, May 31. At noon, some 250 volunteers will begin packing meals with Kids Against Hunger in the exhibit hall area of the Indiana Convention Center downtown.

Half of the meals will go to food pantries in Indiana at the Kokomo Rescue Mission in Kokomo, First UMC Food Pantry in South Bend, Harrison County Community Services in Corydon and Fletcher Place Community Center and Vida Nueva United Methodist ministry in Indianapolis. The other half of the packets will go to the United Methodist-related Mission Guatemala.

The more volunteers that register for this event, the faster the packing will go. Volunteers can plan to be done by 2 p.m. Those interested in volunteering for this mission outreach can register through the 2014 Indiana Annual Conference Session website by May 14 at For more information, contact Deanne Heidrich by email at or by phone at 317-525-0915. The cost is $5 per person.

If you plan to bring a group, call for more information. Youth groups, Sunday school classes or anyone with a passion for helping others are encouraged to participate in this unique ministry outreach.

See the story from the March-April 2014 issue of Together.

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Each packet contains fortified soy, textured vegetable protein, long-grain rice and 21 essential vitamins and minerals.