MOUNTAIN LAKE — The Mountain Lake-Area Relief Committee will host the Mennonite Central Committee (MCC) mobile meat canner on Nov. 14-15.

All are invited to join in a project to can 12,000 pounds of poultry meat, which will be sent as relief aid “in the name of Christ” around the United States and world. People may also shop at the Elmendorf Christian Community, southeast of Mountain Lake (42668 600th Ave.), all day and evening Thursday and Friday through mid-afternoon. Tasks include pasting labels on cans, packing meat into cans or cans into boxes, tying comforters (which will also be sent to people in need) and more.

Volunteers are especially need for the first morning shift each day, beginning at 7 a.m. Meals, snacks and drinks are provided throughout the day.

Every year MCC's mobile meat canner travels across the U.S. and Canada, meeting volunteers who prepare cans of turkey, beef, chicken and pork. More than 30,000 people a year volunteer to fill, weigh and label every can. In this area, student groups from both Mountain Lake Public and Mountain Lake Christian schools help volunteers prepare around 7,500 cans of meat for shipment. The finished cans are shipped to MCC partner organizations for distribution in their locale, providing important nutrients when quality meat is scarce or too expensive to purchase.

To contribute or for more information, contact local coordinator Ramont Harder Schrock at (507) 822-4212 or ramontschrock@gmail.com. More information is also available at mcc.org/canning.