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Meals for Burkina Faso event at 2016 Eucharistic Congress

Published March 3, 2016

COLLEGE PARK—A Starve Wars meal-packing event will take place Friday, June 3, at the site of the 2016 Eucharistic Congress, the Georgia International Convention Center in College Park.

Starve Wars is a collaborative effort by the Office of Life, Dignity and Justice of the Archdiocese of Atlanta, Catholic Relief Services, Helping Hands and the people of the archdiocese.

Three billion people around the world live in poverty. During this event, volunteers will pack 100,000 meals to go to the impoverished country of Burkina Faso, West Africa.

Meal packing will be divided into two sessions. The first will be from 9 to 10:30 a.m. and the second will be from 11 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Sessions will be in Hall A at the GICC.

The event requires 550 volunteers of all ages, both lay people and clergy, including priests, deacons and deacons in formation. Online registration will be open soon.

For more information, contact Kathy Montag, CRS capacity building specialist, at