Unfortunately, we needed to make the difficult decision to postpone our LuHi Meal Packing Event scheduled for March 15-17, 2020. We appreciate that so many of you have been great supporters of our event. We are working on rescheduling a date at a time when it is safe to have large groups together.
Though we have had some outlay for expenses incurred in planning for the event, we will be able to utilize funding raised when we reschedule our event. Stay tuned for more information.
Long Island Lutheran hosted its first annual Meal Packing Event in 2011. Every year, over the course of three days, students, faculty and staff, along with the help of local schools, community groups and our association congregations pack about 300,000 meals for Long Island food pantries, the Andrew Grene School in Haiti and other countries with food insecurity.
Students receive much more than they give by participating in projects such as these, and at LuHi we aim to offer students not only excellent academic and social experiences but also with service-learning experiences that will shape them into responsible global citizens.
In April 2019, over 1,100 volunteers, including our entire student body, faculty, and staff, packed 273,474 meals to be delivered to Island Harvest and local pantries. These meals will help our neighbors on Long Island struggling with food insecurity. We are happy to say that we have packed 2,781,986 meals since 2011.
to see more great photos from our 2019 Meal Packing Event!