El Dorado residents volunteer for Numana, send meals to Africa

El Dorado, Kan. An apron, a hairnet, and a kind spirit -- that's all volunteers needed Saturday when they showed up to a Numana meal packing event in El Dorado.

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Violence in east Africa has left thousands of people starving, but residents in El Dorado spent part of their Saturday volunteering for Convoy of Hope.

"We had been waiting for them to be able to get in safely with food," said Lindsay Mills, executive director of Numana. "A few weeks ago they called and said, "Alright, we are in. We need food now."

Since then, Numana and Convoy of Hope have shipped out more than 300,000 meals. Mills said Numana is willing to set up volunteer opportunities anywhere, as long as the organization has a few days notice.