Extending Hope

We want everyone in our community to be a part of generously extending hope to people in need.

We've set a goal to pack one million meals over two days for hungry kids in Haiti. This is a massive goal, but with your help we know it can happen! So sign up below with your family, friends, or Life Group for one of our huge packing parties in Lexington on April 28 & 29 at our Richmond Road Campus.

Packing a meal is simple. Volunteers gather around a funnel to fill bags with rice, soy, dried vegetables and vitamins. The bags are then weighed to make sure they contain a specified weight for uniform distribution. The bags are sealed to give the food a three year shelf life, though the food will be eaten long before then! Finally, sealed bags are boxed, palletized, and loaded onto a truck or container for their final voyage overseas.

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So, why one million?

These meals will be distributed through our partners at Lifeline Christian Mission to schools, churches, and orphanages in Haiti. This will feed 3,500 kids and provide the nutrition they need every day for an entire year!

See first hand how these meals are changing lives and providing hope at places like Institution Univers in Ouanaminthe, Haiti:

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HELP MAKE IT HAPPEN

Packing Meals

On April 28-29 at Richmond Road, come out and help us pack! Just choose a time that works best for you, your family, or Life Group! Kids 5 and up can register to pack with you.

If you have already signed up as a Table Captain, and are registering a group below, please do not include yourself in the group registration. Table Captains are counted as a separate position and should not also be registered as a meal packer. If you have any questions, contact us at mealpack@southlandchristian.org.


Sign Up to Pack Meals

Register yourself or your group to pack meals by using the links below.




Sign Up for Special Positions

If you'd like to flex your muscles helping at the loading dock or carrying supplies, sign up for those special positions below.




Childcare

Unfortunately, childcare is now full for all sessions.




If You Have Questions, Check Out the FAQ

Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

Yes, one must be at least 5 years old to volunteer for Meal Packing. All volunteers must present a ticket (hard copy or e-ticket) to participate.

Where is the event?

At our Richmond Road Campus, 2349 Richmond Road, Lexington, KY 40502.

What do I do if I didn't get a confirmation email?

Please check your junk & spam folders. Not there? Simply log in to Eventbrite, go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. There you will be able to obtain your tickets.

What do I wear?

We've got hairnets and gloves for you! We suggest casual clothing you wouldn't mind getting a little dirty and flat shoes you can stand comfortably in for at least 2 hours. Jeans, a shirt, and tennis shoes are the norm. You should consider leaving loose-fitting jewelry and large rings at home.

What time do I need to arrive?

Please arrive 30 minutes prior to the Meal Packing Session!

Where do I park for the event?

Please park in our front lots or the side lot nearest to Home Depot. Please do not park behind the building or in the Office lot- they are reserved for Meal Packing operations

Where do I enter?

All registrations will be downstairs, so enter the church on the lower level - any door - and you will be directed to the registration desks.

What can I bring into the event?

Think "Minimalist". Bring your ticket, and perhaps a small camera to take pictures. Leave what you can in your vehicle (i.e., backpacks, hand bags, heavy jackets, etc.) as there is no space for personal items at or near the meal packing stations.

How do I get a t-shirt?

T-shirts will be on sale for $10 at your campus during the weeks leading up to Meal Packing. If there are any left, they will be available for purchase at Richmond Road Campus at the event until the last shirt is sold. These shirts go quick! We potentially could sell out of your desired size so act fast. Sorry, we are cannot take t-shirt orders or reservations.

Can I add a person to my group?

Yes, provided there are open 'seats' at your station (see the seating map). We prefer your guest register, but when time is of the essence, you may submit another registration. Please do not take more seats than you intend to fill.

Going to arrive late / need to cancel?

You must arrive on time or cancel. Because of the high interest in this event, we will not hold your seat. If you know in advance you are going to cancel, consider finding a friend to give your ticket to. If there are no takers, simply log in to Eventbrite, go to the Tickets page, and locate your order. Click your order to view order details, and then select "Cancel Order" to cancel your registration. You will receive an email confirming the cancellation. (Thank you for letting us know. We'll have no problem filling your spots!)

Are there other ways to serve at Meal Packing?

Yes! Check out our other serving opportunities

Does Southland have other, similar programs which happen throughout the year?

Yes, check out this local opportunity to help feed kids in Central Kentucky!

How can I contact the organizer with any questions?

If this FAQ list does not address your question, please email mealpack@southlandchristian.org