Employees with the DOW Sabine River Operations and West Orange-Stark High School students partnered Monday morning for Feed the Funnel at the high school gymnasium. Feed the Funnel was organized by the non-profit group The Pack Shack. The group packages nutritious meals for local communities.
Over one hundred people participated in Monday’s Feed the Funnel. The volunteers produced ready to eat meals that will be given to citizens of Orange County.
DOW employee and Orange Mayor Larry Spears was one of those helping prepare the meals. Spears praised everyone’s effort, “It’s the Christmas season and we’re here to give back. They’re having a good time doing it too, each person has a certain portion to put in, it’s going to give back to someone, and I’m just so happy to be here.”
The meals will be a benefit to those in need throughout the whole county. Maureen McAlister the President of the United Way of Orange County thanked DOW for bringing the event to Orange and added it was a good event on more than one level. “It’s going to produce over forty-thousand meals to give to the kids in the community so they don’t have to worry where their next meal is going to come from, and on the flip side the kids that are here preparing these meals they’re learning about giving back and about the importance of community,” McAllister said.
Chrissy Babcock with DOW Sabine River Operations indicated Feed the Funnel prepared 40,230 ready-to-eat meals on Monday. There were also awards given for the ugliest sweater, the best hat, and the most extreme Christmas gear.