Campus Crusade for Christ will be using the popular Spring Break destination of Panama City, Fla., as a staging ground to prepare and pack meals for up to one million Haitian earthquake victims.
The effort is part of the college ministry’s “Big Break” outreach conferences. More than 2,500 students are expected to attend one of vie week-long events from Feb. 28 through April 3.
Campus Crusade for Christ is partnering with Kids Against Hunger and the Global Aid Network (GAiN) to pack and ship the million meals to Haiti. Kids Against Hunger has been responsible for packing more than 120 million meals that have been distributed in 60 countries in the last decade. Global Aid Network, the relief and development arm of Campus Crusade for Christ International, responded immediately to the earthquake distributing more than 1 million pre-positioned meals. In addition to Spring Break efforts, Global Aid Network plans to mobilize 11 additional medical teams in Haiti during the next 90 days through its partners.
“I’m hearing from students around the country who are excited about this opportunity to help ease the suffering in Haiti in a tangible way,” says Mark Gauthier, national director of the U.S. Campus Ministry for Campus Crusade for Christ. “I’m thankful for both the students and for the thousands of partners whose generous gifts will help pay for the meals and the shipping costs.”