Doing great: 28,000 dinner to go to food insecure in Clark Co.

Community members met up this week to battle the issue of food insecurity.

Sixty-four volunteers with the Springfield Board of Realtors stuffed barely shy of 28,000 suppers in sequential assembly line style in around two hours on Wednesday night at Fellowship Christian Church in Springfield.

The occasion was held in partnership with Pack Shack, an across the nationwide organization that tries to expand awareness about hunger issues in communities, give nourishment to charities and get individuals involved with doing as such.

“We bring people together for crazy fun, ‘feed the funnel’ parties to pack thousands of delicious, healthy meals for neighbors in need,” said Pack Shack Party Operations Manager, Chase Perkins.

A year ago, the Pack Shack stuffed up near eight million meals the nation over.

Perkins said food insecurity means individuals don’t know where their next meal will come from. He said it’s a problem that touches all levels of the community.

“Ohio is one of the worst when it comes to food insecurity,” he said. “Here in Clark County, there are over 21,000 people who are food insecure.”

Susan Burk with Coldwell Banker Heritage and the Springfield Board of Realtors said the meals will go out to different food banks and families in the area.

The meals are ready-made and cost about 25 cents each. Burk said the money toward the cause was donated by local affiliates and realtors on the board.