MCC MEAT CANNER
2003 CANNER WAS A HUGE SUCCESS!
THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS!
OVER 10,000 CANS OF CHICKEN
PROCESSED FOR PEOPLE IN NEED AROUND THE WORLD AND HERE LOCALLY
OF LEWIS COUNTY
WHAT WE DO
GATHER AS COMMUNITY
Young...old and in-between
come together to share
in a unique experience.
We partner with the MCC Mobile Meat Canner. In 2023 we canned over 16,000lbs of chicken in 10,000 cans.
FEED THOSE IN NEED
Burkina Faso, Ecuador, Ethiopia, Jordan, Syria, Zambia, U.S., Puerto Rico.
From start to finish our volunteers make the system work!
Nothing happens without the
outstanding people who volunteer.
From the planning committee to the final clean up,
over 300 positions need to be filled
over the 2-3 days of canning.
There are positions for any age and any skill set.
This years dates were Thursday & Friday, April 13 & 14
THANKS TO ALL THE VOLUNTEERS
WHO MADE THIS YEAR'S CANNER A GREAT SUCCESS!
How often does the Meat Canner happen?One time a year in the spring. Every year MCC’s Mobile Meat Canner travels across the United States and Canada meeting volunteers who prepare cans of turkey, beef, chicken and pork to be sent around the world. Over 30,000 people a year volunteer to fill, weigh, wash and label every can. Four canner operators travel with the meat canner to 34 different locations across the US and Canada and help the volunteers at each location.
What is MCC?MCC is a global, nonprofit organization that strives to share God’s love and compassion for all through relief, development and peace. You can learn more at their website.
What are the different jobs available to help with?Building Prep and Setup, Tear Down and Cleanup Cut or Grind Meat, Fill Cans, Seal Cans, Clean Cans, Label Cans, Box Cans Tying Comforters, Putting Together Hygiene Kits
How do I volunteer?As we near the next yearly canning time we will invite people to volunteer on our website, through our newsletter (so make sure to sign up), and on Facebook.
What else happens at the canner?Beyond canning meat there are other things to do. Head up to the Manor House at Maple Ridge to help tie comforters or pack hygiene kits for MCC. These comforters and hygiene kits will go all around the world to help those affected by war, natural disasters, and poverty.
MCC Meat Canner
of Lewis County
7421 East Road
Lowville, NY 13367
Meat Canner Committee
Jeremy Kelly - 315-222-6685
Becky Kelly - 315-523-5953
Erin Holmes - 605-639-1217
Nate Barker - 315-755-8298
Scott Watkins - 315-804-1344
Dave Lapp - 315-376-6042
Ben Fouse - 315-523-5003
Ken Landis - 315-681-1395
Sam Gingerich - 605-639-1210
Cindy Lapp - 315-486-1663