HENDERSON, Neb. (AP) – More than 100 volunteers in the eastern Nebraska community of Henderson have filled 15,000 tins with cooked ground turkey to help feed a hungry world.
Members of both Mennonite churches in Henderson stationed themselves at the Mennonite Central Committee’s canner-on-wheels over Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. The assembly line included members ranging in age from a first-grader to a man in his 90s.
Brent Swartzendruber ran the operation, and he says the total cost, including transportation to the food’s end destination, will be underwritten by around $60,000 from the two Henderson congregations.
Ten percent of the canned turkey will be shared with Grace Children’s Home in Henderson, Living Water Rescue Mission in York and the Lincoln Food Bank.