Local group seeks help feeding those in need

Written by Muleskinner Staff

(WARRENSBURG, Mo., digitalBURG) – Christian Campus House, a student-focused Christian group in Warrensburg, is hosting Something to Eat in the Warrensburg community for a second year.
The Something to Eat “Community Night” is from 3 to 9 p.m. Wednesday, April 10 in the canvas tent on the east side of the Elliott Union on the University of Central Missouri campus.
During the event, the Warrensburg community, family and friends may assemble meals for those in need, by donating $1.50 to assemble one package that will feed six people. Groups can reserve a time to assemble meals by filling out the online form available at ucmo.edu/somethingtoeat. Groups do not have to sign up in order to attend.
If Wednesday, April 10 is not a preferred time to assemble meals, the Something to Eat tent is open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. April 8-12.
“In our busy daily lives, we tend to lose sight of the world that surrounds us, as well as the people who are in it,” said Brad Smith, director of Christian Campus House. “Something to Eat is an opportunity that allows you to pause and focus on feeding those in need. In the process, we are being re-calibrated and our vision is broadened. We acquire meaning and purpose, all because we took the time to feed hungry people.”
In spring 2012, the UCM campus and Warrensburg community assembled 5,439 packages of food, making 32,634 meals. These meals were shipped and dispersed to the Dominican Republic, providing meals for children in schools and also used as a relief aid.
Something to Eat at UCM is a community effort to feed people in need. It’s about taking knowledge and sense of purpose and putting it into action. Each package funded and assembled will feed six people. Something to Eat was initiated by Youthfront, a non-profit organization in Kansas City, Mo. engaging in innovative youth ministry since 1943.
For information about Something to Eat visit ucmo.edu/somethingtoeat. For Twitter and Instagram, engage with the event by using the hashtag #somethingtoeat. For more information about Youthfront visit youthfront.com.