Several volunteers set to work on Saturday to help those in need.
Lutheran Church of the Covenant (LCOC) attendees and volunteers from various community organizations — including the Woodbridge Rotary Club and Dale City Civic Association (DCCA) — teamed up to help feed the hungry.
“Together, amazing things can happen,” LCOC Pastor Darcy Tillman said. “So we’re really excited to be able to work together with them.”
This year, the Dale City church sought to pack enough meals to help non-profit Rise Against Hunger feed 30,000 people.
It exceeded its goal.
“We are excited, because this is our fourth year doing Rise Against Hunger,” Tillman said. “So [for] two years we did 10,000 meals, last year we did 20,000 meals, and this year … we’re going to be packing 32,000 meals.”
A representative from Rise Against Hunger said on Saturday that he wasn’t sure where they would be sent to.
To meet its meal-packing goal, the Dale City Church needed to collect $8,700 for supplies.
LCOC and the Woodbridge Rotary hosted a Chili Cook Off to help meet its fundraising goal. It also collected donations from the community.
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