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Wesley's Hunger Relief Rice Project

Wesley's Hunger Relief Rice Project

Our next  Meal Pack Event:

Saturday, June 15

at 9 am (we are usually between 11 and noon)

A couple times a year we get together and make rice packs. Past activities are described at the bottom.


Our church has an opportunity to make 500 rice meal packs of food which will feed approximately 3,000 people (6 people per bag). Each bag contains a protein/vitamin powder packet, dehydrated vegetables, soy flour and white rice. We will be assembling and packing these rice meal packs for the Midwest Mission Distribution Center who will then distribute them to countries in need around the world. All ages are welcome to come and spend about 2 hours as we put these meal kits together. We need people to sign up in advance. Rice Meal Pack flier.

Please sign up in advance, after church in the Atrium or call the church office. This is not required, but helpful.

Atrium (upper level) Wesley Church.  All ages can help with this Hunger Relief Rice Project.

Also, we are collecting money to cover the cost of the rice packs (including shipping) which is $2 per bag.  Please indicate on the memo line your check is for the Rice Project.


Here are three videos:

Rice Meal Packing:


Packing Event Clean up:

Tips and Tricks:




We pay $2 for each bag assembled. This covers the cost of ingredients, supplies, equipment, and shipping (usually out of the country). We will be collecting donations so that we can continue to have these rice meal pack events, and provide needed food for people in need, in the future.


Midwest Mission Distribution Center

Since opening for ministry in 2000, Midwest Mission (located south of Springfield, IL, just outside Chatham, IL) has been showing God’s Love in practical ways through the distribution of disaster relief supplies, education, health assistance meeting basic human needs around the world and around the corner. People volunteer at their location south of Springfield or at Off-site Mission Opportunities. In 2023, they opened a second Midwest Mission location, in Jefferson, Iowa. People can also be involved by providing supplies and/or preparing kits at home.

Midwest Mission Overview video:


More Information

This project at Wesley Church is a church-wide project. We have a steering committee, chaired by Mark Anderson, who make the arrangements. This project comes out of the Social Concerns Team and the Missions Team. We hope that we can continue to host Rice Meal Pack Events periodically throughout the year. This is an 'off-site' event for the Midwest Mission.

More videos:


Past Rice Meal Pack Events

  • Our fourth rice packing event was November 4, 2023 we packed 520 packets. This is 2988 meals. Thank you to everyone who helped. Great teamwork!
  • Our third rice packing event was June 10, 2023 we packed 520 packets. This is 3100 meals. Thank you to everyone who helped.
  • Our second rice packing event was November 5, 2022. We packed 480 rice packs. We got all the bags packs in less than 90 minutes.  The clean-up and load up takes some time.  Great teamwork!
  • Our first rice packing event was June 4, 2022. We packed 520 rice packs. We had a good turnout of workers of all ages. Everyone enjoyed the event. Big thank you to the steering committee for their preparation and setup. We started the rice packing at 10 am. We were done around noon. For the initial Rice Meal Pack event, the Missions Team paid for the rice meal packs. (For the June 4, 2022 event, the cost per bag is $1. After June 4 the cost per bag will be $2.)
Rice.Meal.Packing.11 5 2022




Address: 1212 W. Calhoun Street, Macomb, IL 61455-1299     Email: office@macombwesleyumc.com      Phone: (309) 833-2153