After two hard, long years of work, Kids Against Hunger Murray Kentucky, LLC has finally come into existence and had it's first official work day. Well, I really shouldn't say work because it was a lot of fun too.
Pictured above is the Board of Directors for Kids Against Hunger Murray Kentucky, LLC after the day of packaging with one of the 2 pallets of food that was packed.
Over 80 volunteers gathered on Saturday, August 28, 2010 and packaged 14,256 meals for the hungry of Murray and Calloway county Kentucky!
Interested in starting a satellite in your area?? You can feed the hungry a nutritionally balanced meal for around 23 cents a meal!! Feel free to contact me for more information or go to their website at www.kidsagainsthuger.org
The information below is taken from the Kids Against Hunger website:
Kids Against Hunger packages highly nutritious, life-saving meals for starving children and malnourished children and their families in developing countries and the United States. The goal of the organization is for its meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which recipient families can move their families from starvation to self-sufficiency. Kids Against Hunger accomplishes this by mobilizing the energy and caring of American children, teens, and adults on behalf of hungry children around the world. Kids Against Hunger seeks to end the literal hunger of children receiving the meals, but also satisfies a hunger among prosperous Americans - a hunger for meaning and contribution.
Fulfilling Kids Against Hunger's mission requires a vast food packaging capacity to meet an endless demand for food. Because physical constraints of the International Headquarters facility initially prevented further growth in production, the organization began expanding its operations by setting up food packaging "satellites". Kids Against Hunger believes that the best way to engage the largest number of people is through a decentralized, locally-based network of food packaging satellites that are active in their community. This model engages and empowers people to realize they can make a difference in solving the worldwide problem of starvation and establishes relationships with organizations such as Kiwanis, Rotary, and many churches of widely varying denominations and faiths. This growth strategy also allows the organization to continuously expand its food packaging capacity and volunteer involvement.
The process of establishing a meal packaging satellite is easy. Individuals and groups who are passionate about feeding children license the Kids Against Hunger name, food formulation, and packaging process. This agreement governs product content and quality, as well as adherence to best practices. Each satellite is a separate 501(c)(3) nonprofit corporation, and all of them are using volunteers in the same manual process to package the standardized food formulation for distribution to dozens of countries all over the globe.
It is Kids Against Hunger's goal to develop this food packaging network, over the next ten years, with a two-tiered approach of local packaging satellites and regional divisions. The organization seeks to set up 50 divisions and 500 packaging satellites across the USA. Through this structure, Kids Against Hunger expects to generate the capacity to produce over one billion meals per year.
Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 162 million meals for children and their families in more than 60 countries through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers.