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RockPointe church feeds hungry around world

Feed hungerCurt Andrews has been helping feed the less fortunate for five years. Beans, rice, vitamins, vegetables, repeat. Into a small bag go six servings of the mix. Each labeled bag is then sealed, boxed and shipped somewhere around the world.

Andrews has brought the efforts of Feed the Hunger to his church, RockPointe in Flower Mound. Twice a year, families donate money to the organization, which then ships the meal ingredients to the church where they are broken down, divided up and packed 40 to a box for distribution.

“Our church kind of decided as kind of one of the tenets of our faith … to meet the physical needs of others,” Andrews said.

This year is the church’s biggest “pack” yet, with 325,000 meals created. Each meal costs 28 cents to produce from soup to nuts, and Rock Pointe raised more than $560,000 to buy the food for the 1,500 volunteers to pack.

“It’s a gas, it’s a lot of fun,” Andrews said. “You’re seeing a lot of parents with their kids setting an example for the next generation who is going to have to pick up the mantle.”

Feed the Hunger distributes food primarily to children in areas including Haiti, Southeast Asia, Kenya and Iraq. This year is the first time that Iraq has been included as refugees fleeing ISIS have found themselves in the Kurdish areas of the country without food or shelter.

Andrews has also been on mission trips with Feed the Hunger, taking food to some of those areas in need.

“It’s been life changing,” he said. “I was asked to do it back in 2010. I went to one and I came back and represented what we needed to do.

“I’ve been blessed for five years … to have been actively involved in each shift.”

Andrews has also led mission trips to deliver the food.

“It’s really opened up my heart and opened up our lives,” he said.

by Kelly Murray


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