Indiana Branch News
Million Meal Marathon
Orphan Grain Train's Indiana Branch recently participated in a "Million Meal Marathon", organized by the Indianapolis Branches of Kids Against Hunger. The food packing event, held at Lucas Oil Stadium, was promoted by members of the Colts football team, an Indianapolis TV station, the Lucas Oil Stadium management, the FFA officer team, the Indiana Soybean and Corn Growers Associations and 30 other companies. Over a million meals were packed by an estimated 4000 volunteers. Orphan Grain Train's role was to assist in transporting the palletized food to a waiting cargo plane, which finished the final leg of the event as it took off, bound for Haiti.
Due to the vast number of disasters and the huge amount of damage and loss that has taken place recently the Indiana Branch will quickly announce and heavily promote the need for items from Indiana and surrounding area churches, to distribute to people suffering loss . The items in this promotion will include the Scrub Bucket cleaning material project, the Towels of Mercy hygiene wrap, and Quilts and Blankets Although it is approaching the holiday season, these disasters have occurred and represent a very appropriate need in our immediate area as there is a definite need to give help right here at home. Normally these items are keep in stock , but recent needs have dwindled the supply and more are needed to help people now.