330,000 meals packaged in Mitchell arrive in the Dominican Republic

This Dominican Republic child was photographed hugging a food box given to his family at “Kilo 16,” a remote village of migrant farm workers visited by Impact Lives workers during the first day of food distribution in that country. (Photo by Janell Tolly)

If you haven’t seen the story in today’s Daily Republic about the delivery of locally packaged meals to the Dominican Republic, you should click here and read it.

1,200 volunteers, $82,500 raised and 330,000 meals packaged and delivered. That’s an amazing and highly commendable effort.

7 thoughts on “330,000 meals packaged in Mitchell arrive in the Dominican Republic

  1. doesn’t mean much in the scheme of things in a country that has so much- even our poor are better off that these other countries BUT have you ever noticed that when it comes time for helping- eastern churches come to the REZ, local ones ignore that. Local churches and their youth go to cities to find poverty . Now why is that? My Point- we have poverty right here and when was the last time some of you God-fearing good Christians offerred a meal to someone in need in this town? in your neighborhood? in your church? There is poverty right here in Mitchell I know I am one also.

  2. Well, the Methodist church, with the help of surrounding communities, puts on a Love Feast. I know the churches also collect food items for the food pantry.
    What more is it you want from your neighbors?
    I know of one gentleman who sprayed and mowed his neighbors yard without nary a “Thank you”. After a few years he quit. Appreciation goes two ways. What do you do to help others?
    Are you a giver, or an expector?

  3. just to let you know, scratching my head, anyone living in the city of Mitchell can access computers at the public library. This is useful so we do not leave an entire category of people out of the loop. There are however some elite people who look down their noses at those who are less fortunate than themselves, as lazy or just not smart enough to excel. The truth however is that not all people get the lucky breaks to make it to wealth, and most of the snobs in this town are only a glitch of their own away from poverty too, just ask some of Trail Kings laid off people.

  4. This community is extremely generous to those who need help. I, too am scratching my head.

    By the way, the photo of the small child is beautiful. Who submitted it? It is award quality. Simply beautiful.

  5. Charity does start at home. But if people aren’t grateful the charity will stop! I am a giver and donate to the food pantry and also several other worthy causes. There are so many going without these days, I think we as a country could do more for our fellow Americans.

  6. (Big Belly, lay off the Mac and Cheese.)
    Yes, as I said before, I am a donor, and as I have heard others mention, I give to my local organizations, and some worthy missions. My main thoughts are for my community, and it pains me to think someone does not appreciate all the locals do for this community. I heard today of a woman that volunteers daily at the Salvation Army. Stop complaining, go out and do something for someone else. You will be surprised to find many doing the same, and you will begin to feel better about yourself. Unemployment is not fun, but sitting alone and stewing about it will not help.

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