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.