Vermont church packing meals for Puerto Ricans

Vermont church packing meals for Puerto Ricans

Burlington, Vt. - Nearly two months after Hurricane Maria ravaged Puerto Rico - Vermonters are lending a hand.

Saturday, community members joined parishioners from the New King Church in Burlington for the hunger project to send meals to the struggling island.

Rice, lentils, Vegetables and salt were combined in to jambalaya on an assembly line by the volunteers and then packed into bags.

“I get the sense that Burlington really cares about these kind of things and we have somebody from our church that’s from Puerto Rico that has a bunch of family in Puerto Rico so it feels really close to home for us," said Ben Presten the Pastor of the New King Church.

Each bag is said to feed up to six people and a total twenty thousand meals were packed this morning.

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