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Gainesville church to send 20,000 meals overseas

Gainesville church to send 20,000 meals overseas
Gainesville church to send 20,000 meals overseas(wcjb)
Published: Apr. 10, 2021 at 5:57 PM EDT
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GAINESVILLE, Fla. (WCJB) - Catholic Relief Services and volunteers packed raw foods like rice and spices to send to people in Burkina Faso, Africa with food insecurities.

The Catholic Student Center raised $10,000 to purchase the food.

Volunteers met at Saint Augustine Church to package and weigh the materials.

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“We know that the food that we’re packing today is going to be eaten by somebody who’s hungry pretty soon from now and that really makes it much more real and I think that’s really important,” Service Chair, Paul Gulig said. “This is just an extension of our faith and it’s students, non-student parishioners, we have people from other Catholic parishes in town.”

Their goal is to package 20,000 for those in need.

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