Parkland, FL- Area residents from Calvary Chapel Parkland served at a food packing and sending event on Friday at Stoneman Douglas High School and the P-REC at Pine Trails Park. Local volunteers from Parkland, Coral Springs, and the surrounding area were able to pack over 116,000 meals that will be sent to people without adequate nutrition in Haiti.

"We're here in the Parkland community on a day when we recognize a great tragedy, a day that happened just two years ago," shares Calvary Chapel Parkland Pastor Steve Daigle. "We're here on a day of love and service. What was meant for evil, we see that God is now using it for good."

Dozens of volunteers teamed up to pack dehydrated meals that are fortified with all essential nutrients to form a balanced and healthy meal. Funds are donated to purchase the supplies, and the volunteers put in the effort to pack the meals that are then shipped to various locations in need throughout the world. The event was organized by The City of Parkland, Food For The Poor and Feed My Starving Children.

"The goal is to find ways to bring this community together, through love and through service," says Daigle. "We're blessed to be a part of it, and we're blessed to see the work that God is doing in our city and in our community."