Meat canned locally to feed people throught the world
This week the Mennonite Central Committee’s Mobile Meat Canner was in Hydro canning 14,400 pounds of turkey that will go to feed people all over the world.
The project is part of the relief and service agency of the Mennonite and Brethren in Christ churches.
According to Kathie Switzer, who helped with the local project, the mobile canner has a crew of four that travels throughout the country processing food for humanitarian use.
“They can turkey here, beef in Fairview, and pork in other places,” commented Switzer. “Helping do this at Christmas is a wonderful feeling.”
Helping in the Hydro canning operation were volunteers from Mennonite churches in Clinton, Corn, Boley, Edmond, Hydro, Cordell, Bessie, Thomas, Chickasha, Enid and Weatherford.
Canning operations began in Hydro at 6 a.m. Monday and ran through 5 p.m. Tuesday.
The Mennonite mobile canning unit travels 12,000 miles and stops at 33 different locations annually.