Bishops, Youths Team Up to Make Meals for Drought-afflicted West Africa

November 13, 2012 by

From the Catholic Review:

Bishops, Youths Team Up to Make
Meals for Drought-afflicted West Africa 

By Maria Wiering

Baltimore-area youths joined with U.S. bishops Nov. 11 to package meals for Africans facing a food crisis.

From noon to 2 p.m., nine youths from Maryvale Preparatory School in Brooklandville, four youths from Sacred Heart of Jesus in Highlandtown and bishops from across the country filled plastic bags with rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins for nutrient-dense meals.

Other workstations provided quality control, sealed the bags and boxed them for shipment.

More than 35 youths from the archdioceses of Baltimore and Washington, the Diocese of Wilmington and The Catholic University of America in Washington, D.C., joined more than 30 bishops in shifts throughout the afternoon.

The “Helping Hands” event – sponsored by the Baltimore-based Catholic Relief Services, the humanitarian arm of the Catholic Church in the United States – was held the day before the bishops’ annual general assembly began in Baltimore.

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