December 6, 2014

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Christian academy packages 10,000 meals for kids in Haiti

Students pack the meals

POUGHKEEPSIE – More than 300 students at Faith Christian Academy in Poughkeepsie spent all day Friday packing over 10,000 meals to feed hungry children in Haiti.

The effort, which coincides with Christmas, is part of the school’s ongoing humanitarian mission, said its Headmaster Alex Averin.

“It actually goes hand in hand with our own outreach to the Dominican Republic,” Averin said. “We take our high school students every other year to the Dominican Republic basically to minister to the children, to orphans, to widows, people who are sick and disabled, so this is along the lines of what we are serving.”

Sophia Masesa is a senior at Faith Christian Academy and she was excited to be part of the “Feed the Need” packing party on Friday.

“We want to help as many people as we can in any way,” Maesa said.

The effort is being coordinated as the first of its kind in New York State by the Champion Events organization.

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