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. This year (2019) the canner will be at Bethesda November 21, 22, & 23, 2019. For more information, contact Brent Swartzendruber or Jay Dee Janzen. The Facebook page "Nebraska MCC Canning" has been set up to assist with information and coordination.
Over 30,000 people a year volunteer to fill, weigh, wash and label every can.
The finished cans are shipped to our partners, providing important nutrients when meat is hard to purchase. In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (DPRK, or North Korea), where meat is scarce, MCC shares canned meat with our partners to supplement meals for children as well as patients with tuberculosis or hepatitis.
For more information go to https://mcc.org/get-involved/canning.