Canning meat for the world - Despite the disruptions of COVID-19, MCC meat canning helped families in places like Syria
As the costs of COVID-19 began to mount across the globe, Syrians were already grappling with a multilayered crisis. Families, whose names aren’t used for security reasons, struggle daily. Some lost olive trees in the recent fires. Others have little safety net left after years of war and are grappling to make ends meet, a task more urgent as food prices rise.
The eyes of a father of six filled with tears on receiving canned meat, having relied on food low in nutrition to feed his family. “Thank you from the depth of the heart for giving us the cans of cooked chicken,” he says. “We have been able to cook them in many ways, you have brought joy to the hearts of children.... Look at them, how happy they are!”
Since 1946, volunteers have gathered to can meat through MCC’s mobile cannery, meat that MCC sends to hungry people across the globe.
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