Helping Hands Events

 Join us Sunday, January 27, 2019 to pack 30,000 meals!

Come be Tools for Change (and see our community in this promotional video from CRS!

We need your help to reach our goal of raising $4,000!

Every donation, large or small, helps us reach our goal.  Individual donations, family business donations, corporate donations, or corporate matching funds all help us help others. Each meal costs 50 cents which includes the food, cost of shipment to Africa & education in life/work skills to help the recipients become financially independent. Father Eamon has already donated $10,000 from the parish tithe and our VBS families raised $1,000 last summer--- so we’re getting close!


Help us pack meals! Join fellow parishioners for a Helping Hands meal-packaging event for hungry people in Burkina Faso, Africa. You can sign up individually, but it is also fun to sign up as a family, group of friends, a CHRP group, Small Christian Community or any group!  

Open to those from 4 to 100+ in three packing shifts:

Shift 1 from 11:00 am to 1:00 pm;

Shift 2 from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm;

Shift 3 from 3:00 pm to 5:00 pm.


 Click here to Donate for this event!


Our Shifts are full! If you would like to be put on the waiting list, please e-mail Betsy at


These are the various jobs you can choose from while at the meal-packing.

  • Funnels - Volunteers will place a pre-measured amount of each food item in a bag in a very specific order. (STANDING)
  • Scales - Volunteers will weigh every bag to ensure the precise amount of food is included in each bag before it is sealed. (SITTING)
  • Sealers - Volunteers will seal each bag, once weighed, using a heating device. (SITTING)
  • Boxing - Volunteers will package a set number of packed food bags per box and prepare for loading. (MOVING)
  • Loading - Volunteers will load the boxed food onto the truck. (MOVING)
  • Runner - Volunteers will ensure each station is stocked and operating smoothly. (MOVING)
Past Events - Click date to see video of the event!
Thank you to our 410 volunteers who packed over 45,000 meals with us on Sunday, January 28, 2018!
Meal Packing on Sunday, January 29, 2017!
 Meal-Packing Fun -  January 31, 2016!
  Click here to see us packing 30,024 meals on February 15, 2015.