Breaking a Guinness World Record

A couple weeks ago, I volunteered at a Numana event to package lunches for Haitian school children. The plan was to try and package 350,000 meals in one hour. I showed up expecting to be putting together lunches like I’ve done at the food bank- canned food, crackers, fruit cups. Nope, definitely not like that. These meals were a soy/bean casserole of sorts. We put in 88 oz. of soy, 32 oz. of beans, 64 oz. of rice and a vitamin pack. They’ll get boiled and served up like mush. (Yum.)

The event went WAY better than expected! We packaged 479,034 meals in 32 minutes– completely smashing the previous world record. That was enough to feed 800 school children in Lambert and Borde, Haiti for almost 2 years! It was an amazing event to be a part of, and such an eye opening experience. Next time you think about complaining about the school lunches in your community, just stop and think about the meals that are being served in developing countries. (Or not being served! We packaged these meals because children in Haiti haven’t had school lunches in months.)

Our Guinness World Record Certificate for "The Most Hunger Relief Meals Packaged in One Hour by a Team"Photo Courtesy of FetchToto

Our Guinness World Record Certificate for “The Most Hunger Relief Meals Packaged in One Hour by a Team”
Photo Courtesy of Numana

Me in all my hair net glory

Me in all my hair net glory
Photo courtesy of FetchToto

The KWCH TeamPhoto Courtesy of FetchToto

The KWCH Team
Photo Courtesy of FetchToto

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