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First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort fourth food drive

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BEAUFORT, SC (WTOC) -

The congregation of the First Presbyterian Church of Beaufort is doing what they can to help feed the hungry.

On Sunday the group held their fourth Stop Hunger Now meal packaging event in the last 18 months. The meals, which are made up of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and a flavoring mix which includes 21 essential vitamins and minerals are estimated to feed six people per meal and they have a shelf life of at least five years.

"Anytime there's an opportunity to get people together to serve others and to recognize that we have been so richly blessed and we have an opportunity to bless others," said Senior Pastor Dr. Patrick Perryman, "I think that's something that people don't tend to argue about or worry about, they just get really excited about the opportunity."

So far, the congregation has packed 40,000 meals which will feed approximately 240,000 people.

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