Palm Beach Atlantic University is partnering with Feeding Children Everywhere to package 50,000 healthy meals for hungry families in Palm Beach County.

Volunteers will hand-package the meals from 8:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 17, at Conniston Middle School. Volunteers are still needed. Go online to register for one or more shifts. 

On Saturday, a projected 300 students, faculty, staff and alumni from Palm Beach Atlantic University will work 12 assembly lines to hand-scoop, weigh, seal and box a goal of 50,000 healthy lentil casseroles.

Ingredients of the casserole include lentils, dehydrated vegetables, pink Himalayan salt, and rice; making the meal all-natural and a vegetarian option. The ingredients are specifically formulated to combat the effects of malnutrition, according to information supplied by Feeding Children Everywhere.

ABOUT FEEDING CHILDREN EVERYWHERE

Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE) is a social charity based in Orlando, Florida that empowers and mobilizes people to assemble healthy meals for hungry children. The driving mission is to mobilize individuals from all walks of life, empowering them to answer the need to end hunger through their own personal actions. Hunger Projects show groups that they are having a tangible impact on the hunger crisis, as their involvement makes distribution possible.

The food is provided at no cost to local organizations in the U.S. and in different regions around the world. To date, the FCE team has mobilized 100,000 people and shipped more than 20 million meals worldwide.