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Donations still needed for Million Meal Event

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MILLION MEALS: Around 3,500 men, women and children turned out June 10 and 11 at Cathedral Catholic High School for the Million Meal Event. (Credit: Marcos Gonzalez)

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SAN DIEGO — Around 3,500 men, women and children — some even too young to walk — turned out June 10 and 11 at Cathedral Catholic High School for the Million Meal Event. It was organized for a second year in a row by the diocese’s deacons.

Families, parish groups, and students joyously packed 1.5 million meals to the beat of music.

The number of volunteers and meals packed set a record for any event organized by the nonprofit Kids Around the World, the deacons’ partner. The meals will feed hungry families south of the border and in Africa.

Donations are still needed to cover all costs. They may be made online at sdcatholic.org/donate-to-million-meals, or by check made out to “Catholic Diocese of San Diego,” with “Million Meal Event” on the memo line, and mailed to Catholic Diocese of San Diego, P.O. Box 85728, San Diego, CA 92186-5728.

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