MOUNTAINSIDE, NJ /PRNewswire — Earlier this month, more than 350 kids and volunteers demonstrated that you don’t need to be superhero to help with problems as widespread as hunger across our cities.
Participants from Liquid Church’s Camp Rock program worked together on Friday, July 11, to break the Guinness World Record for most hunger relief packages assembled simultaneously. Liquid Church teams broke the record by packaging more than 12,000 hunger relief kit items within a three-minute time period.
Each hunger relief kit included 10 different shelf-stable items and was packed in a carrying bag. The original record was established by employees of a Fortune 500 company in Fayetteville, AR in 2012 with 555 packages. Liquid Church attempted to break the original record by more than doubling the number to 1,200 packages.
All hunger relief kits were donated to My Neighbor’s Pantry in Somerset, NJ, a local distribution hub for donated and federal food aid.
Liquid Church worked with Guinness World Records Limited of London to properly authenticate the record-breaking event on July 11 in Mountainside, NJ.
“We’re excited to encourage the world that whether you are a child or adult, you can make a difference in our communities. I love seeing our kids put their faith into action!” said Tim Lucas, lead pastor of Liquid Church, a Christian church with four locations across New Jersey.
ABOUT LIQUID CHURCH
Liquid Church is one of NJ’s fastest-growing Christian churches. Founded in 2001 by Lead Pastor Tim Lucas, the church’s vision is to “take church to the people” with campuses in Morristown, Mountainside New Brunswick, and Nutley. Over 3,000 people experience Liquid Church’s worship services each weekend in New Jersey and around the globe through Church Online.As a part of its global outreach, Liquid provides clean drinking waterto the poorest of the poor with dozens of completed projects in Central African Republic, Nicaragua and El Salvador. Details are available online.
- Good Steward Awards 2013: Innovative Outreach
- New relief bus for homeless funded and launched by Liquid Church of New Jersey and New York City Relief
- Liquid Church pastors get down and dirty in reality TV show