Two shifts of students at in San Juan Capistrano packed rice, dried veggies, soy and vitamins into bags Tuesday to be sent to children in Haiti.
Later, the students ate the same meal their counterparts in Haiti would eat.
"You're packing 3,00 meals today, enough for a kid to eat a meal everyday for amlmost a year in Haiti," Paul Gates told the students by bullhorn. Gates is the regional coordinator of ministries for Kids Around the World, a charity that builds playgrounds and helps kids in areas where it's tough to be "just a kid."
Gates said the meals the Stoneybrooke students packed would likely ship out to Haiti at the end of April. It will be followed in a month by a massive effort to pack 1 million meals in May.