Holy Name Against Hunger

Holy Name Against Hunger Food Packing Event
Wednesday, January 31, from 4-7:45 p.m.

Img 6103We had a great event! Thank you to everyone who responded to the need. Watch for details on our 2019 dates.

Thank you in advance for your help feeding those in need.

On January 31, Holy Name of Jesus will host a food packing event, Holy Name Against Hunger, in the gym at Holy Name of Jesus. Impact Lives, a humanitarian food-aid organization, will facilitate this event.

HNOJ School students will pack food during the school day, and HNOJ parishioners and families are invited to pack food in 45-minute shifts from 4-7:45 p.m.

Please Note
:  We are gathering donations to help offset the cost of the food we will pack and ship.  We suggest that families signing up for a packing shift bring a $60 donation to this event.  Individuals are encouraged to bring a $30 donation.  Checks should be made to Holy Name of Jesus with Impact Lives written in the memo line.  Special "Meal Bags" will be distributed to Faith Formation Students and Holy Name School Students on Wednesday, January 10.  These "Meal Bags" are intended to hold change or small bills the students gather in support of our event.  Students are encouraged to return their "Meal Bag" when they come to the event.  Additionally, participants may donate online by clicking HERE (via WeShare).

Packing Shifts:  We will pack the food in 45-minute shifts.  Participants can sign up to pack at any of the following times:

  • 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m.
  • 6 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.
  • 7 p.m. to 7:45 p.m.

Nursery Availablity:  We will have the Nursery open for the first two shifts of our food packing event.  If you have children under the age of five, we recommend signing up for either the 4 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. shift or the 5 p.m. to 5:45 p.m. shift.  Please contact Theresa Reichert at 763-745-3483 or via email at treichert@hnoj.org and let her know that you need space reserved in the nursery for your younger child(ren).  The younger children can play in a safe area while you and your older children experience the food packing event together.

Wednesday Fine Dining will be open in the Good Samaritan Center from 5:15 p.m. to 6:45 p.m.  
We are excited to feature the food we are packing as our meal!  Stop into the Good Samaritan Center before or after your packing shift to taste what we are packing and sending to families in third world countries.  We are serving rice and water.  Please remember that even with this scaled-down meal plan, free will donations are appreciated at Fine Dining.

Core Volunteers Needed!

We are also seeking adults (ages 20 and up) to serve at this event as Core Volunteers.  Core Volunteers need to be at HNOJ from 3:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. on January 31.

Responsibilities of a Core Volunteer include:

  • Provide packing volunteers an orientation to their jobs
  • Help to direct, encourage and cheer on volunteers
  • Provide oversight to one packing station (10 volunteers)
  • Help to replenish supplies for your packing cell as they run low

If you are an adult interested in the Core Volunteer Role, please contact Theresa Reichert directly instead of registering for the event using the form above.  Contact Theresa at 763-745-3483 or via email at treichert@hnoj.org.