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Volunteers package more than 90,000 meals

Humboldt 8th graders from left: Bre Wiuff, Taylor McKimmey and Alyssa Pflibsen, were among the nearly 500 volunteers who hand-packed 90,720 meals Friday and Saturday at the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church. The Meals from the Heartland project is in its third year in Humboldt and is sponsored by the Humboldt Ministerial Association. Humboldt Independent photo.

It’s hard to believe, but the third annual Meals from the Heartland meal raising surpassed even the organizers’ expectations.
A total of 90,720 meals were packaged by nearly 500 local volunteers on Friday afternoon and Saturday morning. More than $18,000 was donated toward the humanitarian effort, according to Pastor Gene Broughton of the Our Saviour’s Lutheran Church, where the annual event has been held.
“It was unbelievable,” said organizer Allen Goche, on behalf of The Humboldt County Ministerial Association.
“The level of support from the community and all of the volunteers was fantastic. It helped things run very smoothly,” Goche said.
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