50,000 meals to be packaged for kids in need this summer

MAUMEE (WTVG) - School breakfast and lunch are most times the only meals kids get.

That is why hundreds of community members will package 50,000 meals to make sure no child goes hungry while on summer break.

On Wednesday, The Church on Strayer partnered with Impact with Hope to hold a training event for some members who will volunteer their time next week. They learned how to combine ingredients to make macaroni and cheese and oatmeal.

Zachery Keeler said, "I know summertime a lot of things change and a lot more families tend to struggle because there is no government assistance. Most of us on a day to day basis don't think of that impact, but that could be a real scary thing."

"This is just the beginning," said Senior Pastor Tony Scott. Eventually we hope to get up to 500,000 meals."

There will be 300 volunteers packing meals Wednesday, May 31st at The Church on Strayer. Pastor Scott said the meals will be distributed this summer.