Kids Against Hunger group plans Oct. 15 volunteer event

The Cambridge community is invited to work with Kids Against Hunger groups nationwide to provide four million meals to starving children and their families.

Women and children in northern Africa are facing a painful death by starvation as famine conditions have worsened in the region known as the Horn of Africa. Famine-like conditions are threatening the lives of more than 12 million people in drought-stricken Kenya, Somalia, and Ethiopia. The United Nations is calling the crisis the world’s most serious humanitarian disaster in over a generation.

The crisis in the Horn of Africa is worsening every day and will continue over the coming six months or more. Almost half of the population in Somalia is malnourished and one child in three is suffering severe malnutrition. Thousands of people have already died of starvation as they flee to refugee camps along the Somalia border in northern Kenya and southern Ethiopia.

For that reason, Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge will ramp up production immediately to help feed these starving children. KAH Cambridge will join with other Kids Against Hunger USA satellites and the relief organization World Help to produce, ship and deliver over 4 million meals within the next few weeks.

Kids Against Hunger – Cambridge will conduct a volunteer packing event at Cambridge-Isanti High School in coordination with UN World Food Day on Oct. 15 to help combat the crisis in Africa. Individuals, families, businesses and groups are asked to volunteer to pack and/or donate towards purchase of food to help produce at least 50,000 meals on that day.

Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge feeds a starving child a high protein meal for under 20 cents a day. Each volunteer that packs for 2 hours can produce enough food to feed a child for one year. For more information about Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge and the packing on World Food Day Weekend, visit www.kahcambridge.com. For information on how to help or to set up a packing group on Saturday, Oct. 15, contact Kay or Angie at 763-528-5003 or info@kahcambridge.com.

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