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Feed the Funnel

Feed the Funnel Together We Can End Hunger

San Angelo is such a caring and giving community. In 2010 that caring spirit created the Tom Green County Hunger Coalition, which has instituted many successful programs, including Kids Eat Free and the Blessing Boxes These programs are excellent examples of our mission to coordinate hunger relief efforts in Tom Green County by facilitating programs that address the issue of hunger for today, tomorrow, and a lifetime.

Join us for our next big project—the Feed the Funnel party—we need your help!! The Coalition is partnering with The Pack Shack and Atmos Energy on September 22, 2022, at Southland Baptist Church at 4300 Meadowcreek Trail from 1-3 pm for a project to help alleviate food insecurity in our region. For this Hunger Action Month event, we will be packing 50,000 meals of Louisiana Red Beans and Rice in 2 hours and will need 150-180 volunteers to accomplish this task. These meals will be packed assembly-line fashion and distributed in a pep-rally like celebration to the cooperating area pantries to give to those experiencing food insecurity. Food insecurity is the lack of access, at times, to enough food for an active, healthy life. In Tom Green County alone, one in 5 children are food insecure, and overall, our food insecure population is 15,990. We need to provide food for our neighbors in need! “You must actively help the hungry and feed the oppressed...” Isaiah 58:10: t this crazy fun Feed the Funnel party, volunteers can choose from a variety of positions. Go to www.tomgreencountyhungercoalition.org for more information and to sign up to help.

Positions needed:

Sustainer

Ensure that each Funnel team has adequate ingredients and bags throughout the partyAble to handle and distribute ingredients, including up to 50 lb. bags of rice.

Funnel Fillers

Working with a team of 3-4 people, put the ingredients into the meal bags.On your feet throughout the party, you’ll mainly stay in one place.

Runner

Transferring meal bags from the Funnel fillers to the scales in a bin that holds 4-5 bags and returning the empty bins back to the Funnels. Carrying up to 5 lbs. at a time, you’ll be on your feet the entire time. Wear comfy shoes.

Scales

Weighing the bags to ensure they’re in the allowable range and making adjustments as necessaryThis is an ideal job for anyone who prefers to be seated.

Sealer

Heat sealing the bags after they are weighed. This is an ideal job for anyone who prefers to be seated.

Boxing

Building boxes, filling the boxes with sealed bags, sealing the boxes with tape, and putting the boxes on pallets. You’re on your feet for this job, and you’ll need to carry up to 33 lbs. (completed boxes).

Cleaning

Breaking down empty boxes, disposing of empty ingredient bags, and cleaning up any spills during the partyPerfect for the person who loves a tidy workspace and party!

Your help is needed and we can have so much fun together. Bring a friend! Sign up early!