Together Crane team links with Feeding Children Everywhere to pack meals to help feed the world’s hungry
July 17, 2015 (Sanford, Fla.) – Celebrating the Fourth of July holiday week this year was more meaningful than ever for the Crane Institute of America team. On June 30, 2015, the team of training specialists and corporate office staff worked side-by-side at a meal-packing event with Feeding Children Everywhere, a hunger relief organization located in Central Florida.
The meal-packing event, sponsored by Crane Institute of America, took place during the first day of their annual in-service training. As the 30-member-strong Crane team donned green hairnets (required in order to keep the food uncontaminated), Feeding Children Everywhere leader, Marcus Mennenga, offered a brief orientation to the group, thanked them for participating and shared some startling statistics. “The good news is that the world produces enough food to feed everyone on the planet,” said Mennenga. “The bad news? Some 16,000 children die every day from starvation. This is a very big problem and by what you are doing today, you’re chipping away at it.”
The Crane Institute team was divided into two groups with each assembling packages of nutritious meals at record-breaking speed. Two long rows of tables covered with bins of rice, lentils, pink Himalayan salt and dehydrated vegetables were surrounded by the energetic teams, who egged each other on in a spirit of good-natured competition as they scooped and bagged the meals.
By the time all was said and done, Crane Institute’s team had assembled enough meals to feed 5,184 of the world’s hungry people. And they did it in record time! They packed with such efficiency that what normally takes nearly two hours took only 45 minutes! Working together as a team, they contributed toward the important cause of alleviating world...
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