Each year at this time for the past eight years, the Wilton Interfaith Action Committee (Wi-ACT) has held its Rise Against Hunger all-day meal-packaging event. The event brings together over 700 volunteers from the 11 Wilton faith communities —Christian, Hindu, Jewish and Muslim — whose congregants comprise Wi-ACT, as well as other volunteers from all across our town. This year the event is being held on Saturday, Oct. 20, and everyone is welcome to volunteer for a two-hour packaging shift: 9-11 a.m., 11-1, 1-3, or 3-5 p.m. You may register online at http://signup.com/go/iYuMKBW.
The event this year will take Wi-ACT over the one-million-meals-packaged mark! Volunteers have a lot of fun working side-by-side with many others towards the day’s goal of 160,000 meals. The meals go to feed some of the hungriest children in the world and are usually served in educational settings where 450 children are fed for an entire year as they are nourished in mind as well as in body.