The Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) mobile cannery will be in Henderson on November 13-15 at the Bethesda Mennonite Church.
They will be set up at Bethesda, and canning will begin each day at 5:30 a.m. and continue until approximately 10 p.m. To keep the canner running smoothly, 25-40 volunteers are needed at all times. There are jobs for anyone, including children.
Jobs include grinding and canning meat, wiping cans, labeling cans, assembling boxes, and boxing cans. You do not be a member of a church to help at the canner. Just come to the door and follow the signs. Someone will greet you and get you started on a job.
Volunteers also bring and serve food for meals and breaks so the canner can run smoothly.
The MCC mobile cannery has provided millions of pounds of canned meat to areas of need in countries around the world. A single can of meat can feed a family of five for a day. This meat (turkey, beef, chicken, and pork) is sent through MCC to those in need.
Every year, the mobile cannery is utilized by 30,000 volunteers to preserve and can meat in the name of Christ. Volunteers are welcome, and for more information, contact Jay Dee Janzen at 402-363-0512.