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Local hands help those in need


Brandon L. Summers

Steve and Tish Treinen, right, Henrietta and Jim Pelster, left, and Ted and Cindi Egging, assemble packages of food for those in need of nutrional meals.

More than 150 parishioners from St. Patrick's Catholic Church spent Sunday packaging 20,000 meals for Helping Hands, a joint effort between Catholic Relief Services and Rise Against Hunger.

"It's an opportunity to be in solidarity with the poor and the hungry throughout the world," Rev. James Heithof said. "There's a sense that when we serve them, we're serving Christ."

The meals cost 50 cents each to produce. Stations with volunteers of all ages put together the rice, dehydrated vegetables and vitamins and minerals into simple packages.

"These are meals that are specially designed for peop...

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