By: Romrik Joshua Flores, Moroni Channel News
Bonifacio Global City Taguig, Philippines
Youth from Ontario attends a youth leadership conference in Waterloo, Canada organized by the church. It’s goals is to turn 3 hours of labor into making 174,00 meals to those families who are in need. Partnering with the Feeding Children Everywhere (FCE), University of Waterloo and the Food Bank of Waterloo Region.
Church president of the Hamilton Ontario Stake, Robert Gilmour, solicited from various organizations and individuals. He have collected over $40,000 to cover every expenses they needed for the program. The representative of GCE expressed his gratitude for those who are involved in the said activity saying:
“We will all cherish this very special service experience.”
The FCE director told the audience how her organization began to collaborate with the Church saying:
“We were working at a Republican national convention and he (Mitt Romney) introduced us. We have had a close relationship with the Mormons since and love working with them. Just in the last few years, we have assembled over 2 million meals with Mormon groups alone.”
The talent manager later added that:
“They are fun and some of the most service-oriented people I have met.” S
The University of Waterloo donated the use of Federation Hall for the said event, the spokesman of the university said:
“We are so happy to be part of this special project. This is a one-of-a-kind project and it makes me proud to be involved.”
The Food Bank of Waterloo Region identified 37% of recipients of food hampers as children aged under 18 years. This means more than 64,000 of the 174,000 meals assembled through this project will go to feeding children locally according to a news report by Mormon Newsroom Canada.
“Service to others is an important characteristic of a disciple of Jesus Christ. … Often Heavenly Father will meet the needs of others through you. … As you devote yourself to serving others … your heart will be filled with love” (For the Strength of Youth, pp. 32–33).