Lutheran church youth group organizing ‘Kids against Hunger’ April 27
NORTH LIBERTY– Holy Trinity Lutheran Church (HTLC) Youth Group is organizing a Kids Against Hunger food-packaging day on Saturday, April 27, and invites the community to take part.
The group is aiming to rally 420 volunteers and raise $12,500 for a day to remember: the packaging of 50,000 nutritious meals for emergency distribution in the most desperately-needed areas of the world
Kids Against Hunger doesn’t negate the need for other hunger advocacy, but to date, millions of volunteers across the U.S. have successfully packed over 350 million servings of food for worldwide distribution.
Some statistics about KAH:
• $91.25 feeds one child for a year.
• 14 people per team, per shift.
• $400 per team ($30 per person).
• each team packages eight boxes of food in one 1-hour shift.
• each shift will pack 1,728 meals.
• Efforts of one team in one shift can feed a family of four for a year.
• Food is specially formulated to nourish starving people.
• Food ingredients designed to be culturally sensitive around the world.
• Some of the food packaged will stay at local food pantries, the rest will go international.
Information about Kids Against Hunger can be found at http://kidsagainsthunger.org/what-we-do/
Holy Trinity had a packaging day prior to Christmas with just our youth group and packaged over 3,000 meals.
To participate, contact: Patrick Schwickerath (firstname.lastname@example.org), adult leader; or Mareda Smith (email@example.com), youth group representative.