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Thousands of meals packaged by volunteers for Haiti

Staff writer

Goessel High School’s agricultural education shop was filled Saturday with students, families, and GHS staff packaging life-sustaining meals for malnourished people in Haiti.

The event was sponsored by Goessel FFA in support of Numana, an El Dorado service organization.

Each 30-cent package contains enough rice, soy protein, freeze-dried pinto beans, and a blend of vitamins and minerals to feed six people.

Goessel FFA set a goal of 20,000 packages, and activities to raise the necessary $6,000 began last summer.

”We were just a little short in our fundraising,” FFA Advisor Zana Manche said, “so we had to do a concession stand in order to complete our goal.”

Burns indicated that as soon as Numana has 300,000 packaged meals to fill a shipping container they will be sent to Haiti.

Last modified Feb. 11, 2016