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Thrivent Financial and volunteers pack 10,000 meals in 45 minutes


Last updated 11/6/2017 at Noon

Volunteers pack plastic bags with vitamins, soy, veggies and rice. They weighed and sealed the bags, filling box after box. The group packed 10,000 meals in 45 minutes. Paul Bandong photo

Thrivent Financial employees were joined by church and community volunteers as well as local chamber of commerce members for a unique ribbon-cutting ceremony that included packing 10,000 meals in 45 minutes.

link According to Mike Stock, director of the southwest for the nonprofit organization “Kids Around the World,” these meals are destined for needy children in Swaziland, Africa.

“We have shipped over 4 million meals to 19 countries,” Stock said. “We partner with churches and other groups for the meals, playgrounds and teache...

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