85,536 meals were sent to Detroit, Michigan in April. This is only the beginning of our commitment of service during this pandemic. We have 42,768 meals ready to go and more on the way with your help.
Children and families are hurting and Kids Against Hunger-Fox Valley board members are stepping up. While we have closed our packing facility to the public, our board members are packing every week at the warehouse in small family groups and we need your help to continue packing. Your financial support will help us fulfill emergency needs during the COVID 19 pandemic.
MAKE A DIFFERENCE DAY on October 23
On Saturday, October 23, Kids Against Hunger-Fox Valley set another new record in packing 14,256 meals to help make a difference in the campaign against hunger. Volunteers included 39 adults and 27 youth to really make a difference.
On Monday, Oct. 25 they added 13 pallets of food (92,664 meals) from Kids Against Hunger - Fox Valley to four pallets from Rockford and three from Janesville, WI, for a total of 142,560 meals destined for Nicaragua. These were loaded on a truck provided through Hull Brothers Trucking in Mason City, IL for shipment to Harrisburg, NC. This food will be loaded on a container with other items and should be in Nicaragua shortly. The food packed in October will probably be eaten by hungry children and a few adults in Nicaragua before the end of the year.
Make A Difference Day is the most encompassing national day of helping others -- a celebration of neighbors helping neighbors. Everyone can participate. Created by USA WEEKEND Magazine, Make A Difference Day is an annual event that takes place on the fourth Saturday of every October.
Millions have participated. In 2009, 3 million people cared enough about their communities to volunteer on that day, accomplishing thousands of projects in hundreds of towns.
You can also contribute toward the $7200 cost for the meals packed in October. This has caused KAH-FV to dig into the reserves and more funding needs to come in to continue the Open packing events. Every little bit helps.
"United Against Hunger"
FEED THE WORLD DAY on October 2
Kids Against Hunger - Fox Valley set a personal best packing day on October 2 for Feed the World Day. 41 adult volunteers and 16 youth came to help pack 14,040 meals in two one-hour shifts. Some came for each of the shifts and about 15 stayed for both.
Kids Against Hunger satellites across America were trying to pack more meals on October 2 than ever before on one day. We are "United Against Hunger" in a world where so many are starving or greatly malnourished. The final totals from all 90 satellites will be available later.
World Food Day was established by the Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations in 1979 and is celebrated this year on October 16. It was created to increase awareness about hunger around the world and take steps to relieve it -- just what Kids Against Hunger satellites do every day of the year.
These meals cost only 25 cents each for ingredients, packing expenses and sending 90% of them to Nicaragua. That still adds up $3500 cost for the 14,040 meals pack on Oct. 2.
Will you please click the "Donate" button and make a contribution to help provide the funding?
Let's unite to Feed a Hungry World!