Kids Against Hunger packs over 60,000 meals

The local Kids Against Hunger organization packed over 60,000 meals for starving families and children on World Hunger Day on Oct. 15.

Alexis Iverson, Jessie Scheneman, Tom Wolhouse and Ryan Gagnon worked one of the earlier shifts on Saturday packing meals. Hundreds of volunteers on Saturday, as well as volunteers from New Hope Community Church on Sunday, packed over 60,000 meals for starving families in Africa. Photos by Rachel Kytonen

 

Cambridge Ambassadors Alanna Bares and Jessicah Rooney stayed busy packing meals at the Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge food packing event held on World Hunger Day, Saturday, Oct. 15, at Cambridge-Isanti High School. For more information about Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge visit www.kahcambridge.com.

 

Adult volunteer Jennifer is surrounded by her young helpers Caleb (on her right) and Jovannah (on her left) as well as Joshua and Elise, during the Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge food packing event held on World Hunger Day, Saturday Oct. 15, at Cambridge-Isanti High School.

 

Hundreds of volunteers dedicated time Saturday and Sunday to the Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge food packing event. 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. Each food packet, consisting of rice, soy, mixed dried vegetables, and vitamin and mineral supplements, can feed a family of six one nutritious meal. For more information about Kids Against Hunger-Cambridge visit www.kahcambridge.com.

 

Kids Against Hunger food packages each contain six servings and each bag is prepared in less than 20 minutes by adding it to boiling water.

 

Kids Against Hunger – Cambridge is a nonprofit organization with the mission to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world. Almost completely volunteer run, they are able to deliver specially formulated rice-soy casserole to starving children and their families in more than 40 countries.

According to the World Food Programme, 14,400 children die every day (that’s one child every six seconds) from malnutrition, starvation and hunger-related diseases.

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