Korean CRC Sends Food to North Korea

During the last week of June, more than 300 people gathered at TtoKamsa Mission Christian Reformed Church in Los Angeles, Calif., to pack meals of nutritious rice, vitamin powder, dried vegetables, dried beans, and flour. The food, destined for hungry children in North Korea, was part of the Million Meals Rice Packing Campaign.

The event was organized by the Korean organization NAFEC in conjunction with Feed My Starving Children, which developed the nutritious meal packs. Volunteers packed 185,000 bags of meals.

A diverse group of immigrant volunteers, including mission teams, neighboring church members, and a YWAM team from Calgary, Alberta, participated in the event to help North Korean children.

Ms. Yoon Lee, a NAFEC officials, said, “Many immigrant church communities [have difficulties] but [give] helping hands. We especially thank those who came to take care of orphans, widows, and the wounded. Their sacrifices will be remembered. They are our unsung heroes.”

Through this event, four shipping containers of rice meals will be sent via the Port of Long Beach in California, through China, and on to the children of North Korea.

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Jonathan Kim is a freelance news correspondent for The Banner. He lives in North Hills, California.