MPMS and chamber to host meal packaging event

This week, the Mt. Pleasant Area Chamber Alliance and the Mt. Pleasant Middle School are working together to take away hunger. On April 24-26, middle school students and business people will work together in a meal packaging event. This is a great opportunity to teach students to be community minded and for them to engage in volunteerism inside and outside of our community.

The goal this year is to package 125,000 meals! To reach this goal, the students will be partnering with multiple businesses, community volunteers, and community organizations. This effort is being spearheaded by Take Away Hunger, a local nonprofit designed to mobilize cities to feed nations.

The meals will be shipped to Vidor, Texas through the sponsorship of Moutrie Trucking and Ruschill Incorporated. Vidor, Texas still is in the process of recovering from last year?s hurricane. This community has been devastated and many struggles still face the community.

Each meal cost just .25 cents to feed a family, four full meals for just $1. Donations can be made at, directly to the Mt. Pleasant Middle School or the Mt. Pleasant Chamber of Commerce.

For more information about this effort, please contact Jeremy Klopfenstein at or by calling 319-385-7730.