On February 22 & 23, 2019, over 300 volunteers from Eastview Christian Church participated in a Tender Mercies Packing event called Pack-a-Pallet, at Midwest Food Bank's warehouse in Normal. The Friday night and Saturday day event was in partnership with Midwest Food Bank, Haitian Christian Ministries, and Eastview Church.
Packing meals is one part of feeding food-insecure Haitians - shipping is another. Nearly $50,000 was raised by Eastview to sponsor the shipment of a sea-container of nearly a ¼ million nutritious meals. This food packaged in Normal in February arrived in Haiti the week of March 18 for distribution with Haitian Christian Ministries.
Tender Mercies packing parties are volunteer events designed to be fun, family-friendly and community-building. To observe a packing party and learn more about the success of Pack-a-Pallet, watch this video. To learn more about the Tender Mercies product or sponsorship opportunities, click here.