February 21, 2010 (ELGIN, Ill.) --Thousands of people were spending their weekend packing up meals for victims of the Haiti earthquake. The Salvation Army, Elgin businesses and 4,000 volunteers filled the former Siegal Home and Building Center. Working in two-hour shifts, they packaged up rice, soy protein, freeze-dried vegetables and vitamins.
The goal was to have 1 million meals ready to go.
Officers from the Salvation Army plan to distribute the meals to earthquake survivors.