Rise Against Hunger

An assembly line of parishioners and new friends at St. Matthew's Church in Wilton as we package soy and rice for kids' lunches all around the world.

An assembly line of parishioners and new friends at St. Matthew's Church in Wilton as we package soy and rice for kids' lunches all around the world.

Each October since 2015, members of Christ Church Parish have joined together with over 700 other volunteers from local houses of worship and community groups at St. Matthew's Episcopal Church in Wilton to help end world hunger in our lifetimes by participating in a "Rise Against Hunger" meal packaging event.

Rise Against Hunger is a non-profit, international hunger-relief organization that provides over 45 million meals every year for otherwise starving children around the world. Working in busy but fun two-hour shifts, our parishioners from eight to 90 helped package over 165,000 meals in one day at Rise Against Hunger's largest event in New England.  The meals we helped to package will feed 452 children for one year!

A good and rewarding time is had by all! We are glad that this has become an annual event for our parish.