The Madison Junior Livestock 4-H Club and Emanuel Lutheran Church teamed up to pack Mercy Meals on November 13, at the Orphan Grain Train satellite location in Milbank. The group packaged 36 boxes which will provide 3,456 meals. Most recently, the meals have been shipped to areas affected by hurricanes, including Puerto Rico.
Bags of fortified rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, and chicken broth flavoring were packaged in food bags. The meals require only water to prepare them, and each package contains six meals at a cost of 12 cents per meal. The meals provide a source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins.
The Orphan Grain Train is the only satellite station in South Dakota to house the Mercy Meal station. For more information on holding a packaging event, contact Duane Folk at 432-6004 or Tom and Barb Werner at 432-6916.
Members of the Madison Junior Livestock 4-H Club; (l. to r.) Noah Mursu, Megan Marko, Hunter Reede, and Korbin Leddy.