Pybus Haiti-Wenatchee Packathon Public Market Sponsorship Stream – NewsRadio 560 KPQ

Pybus Public Market is sponsoring the Feed Haiti-Wenatchee Packathon, June 18-19.

The Packathon is a community effort to help relieve hunger and alleviate suffering in Haiti. Packathon organizer Dr. Dale Peterson says this volunteer project is an important way for the Wenatchee community to make a difference, one family at a time. “Any outreach is great,” Peterson said, “But this one is personal, from our table to theirs.”

Peterson says the volunteer effort will work as planned because reputable Catholic organization Haiti Health Promise will handle donation and delivery through its warehouses and medical outreach programs. “They have a nutrition center that Haitians know they can come to,” Peterson said, “and their children who are malnourished can come there for food and supplements, and we help them get healthy again.” .

Peterson says volunteers aged 8 and up are needed to come and pack nutritious meals, help alleviate suffering and offer hope. “We’re going to be getting a half load of beans and rice,” he said, “It’s pre-cooked pinto beans and rice, some pulses and a few tablespoons of powdered supplements, for complete nutrition. nutritional benefit.

The Packathon will have three sessions on Saturday 18, the first session starts from 8:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m., then from 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and a third session from 1:30 p.m. from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Peterson says financial contributions are welcome, “We want to raise $35,000 to cover costs.” To sign up as a volunteer or make a donation, go to classy.org and search for wenatchee packathon.

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