Volunteers Pack 10,000 Meals for Kids in Scranton

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SCRANTON -- Hundreds of volunteers are helping feed hungry children in Scranton.

Grove Church teamed up with the groups Here For A Reason and Generosity Feeds to put together 10,000 meals for children in the Scranton School District on Saturday.

Each meal has a mix of black beans and rice that a parent only needs to add water to make.

After the meals are all packed up, they'll be handed out to students to take home to their families.


  • JP

    Take away the snap card. Work for a living like I and many other hard working people do. There needs to be more limits on what you can purchase.

  • warningfakenews

    It’s admirable to want to feed hungry kids, and the meals prepared here are only likely to be consumed by starving kids. I see people all the time using their SNAP benefits to purchase expensive pre-made hoagies, individual servings sizes of iced tea, candy and the like, but it’s rarely do you see someone buying black beans and rice. This wasn’t an expensive effort these people had here, black beans and rice are relatively cheap.

  • Granny

    I just can’t believe there are that many people who can not afford food. And black beans, not sure any kid would eat them if the parents would even make them. The more you give, the more they will take and waste.

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