Orioles, Catholic Relief Services Pack Meals For African Nation « CBS Baltimore


BALTIMORE, Md. (WJZ) — The Orioles and Catholic Relief Services teamed up to help feed hungry people thousands of miles away.

Sunday, Hundreds of volunteers gathered in a Camden Yards warehouse to pack food for strangers on the other side of the Atlantic.

“I’m really excited, it’s my first time ever doing it and I love to help people,” said Christopher Bever, one of the youngest volunteers.

Volunteers measured, packed then sealed thousands of meals. The goal was to pack 75,000 meals for people in Burkina Faso, a West African country that is experiencing severe drought. Organizers say 1 out of five in the African nation does not have enough food.

Thomas Awiapo benefited from a similar program when he lived in Ghana.

“Super super grateful to Catholic Relief Services because they gave…

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