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Elementary students prepared 30,000 meals that will be shipped to Haiti and Liberia.

Westminster Christian Academy students in Lafayette and Opelousas collected $80,000, half of which goes back to the schools.

The other half went to the ingredients and shipping costs. 

Ryane Broussard, a parent volunteer, said, "This is our fourth annual fundraiser. We gather here, and we have all of the students participate in packing those meals, putting the actual ingredients into the bag, praying over the meals, and putting them in the boxes and letting them touch every little aspect so that they have their hand on something tangible." 

It's a great way for the students to put their faith in action and practice what they preach.   

5th grader Jackson Durbin said, "It makes me feel helpful and that I'm helping a lot like the Bible says to do."

Grace Kidd, a classmate, added, "It feels good to help people in need and it feels good because the Bible talks about how we're supposed to help others and think of others."

Broussard said, "We teach this. We instill this in our children. Now is our chance to give it to them as an example and show them that they can be a part of something greater and much bigger than themselves. We're so fortunate and blessed to have everything that I think sometimes we're not aware of the things outside of us - that there are kids who don't get a meal a day or there's a child who only gets one meal a day."

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