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Kids Against Hunger packing event set Sunday afternoon

Mar 01, 2013

Four area churches are hosting a Kids Against Hunger meal packing session from 1-4 p.m. Sunday in the World of Life Lutheran Church gym.

Everyone is welcome to help pack the meals.

First Christian Church (Disciples of Christ), Fairfield Friends Church, First Presbyterian Church and Word of Life Lutheran Church LCMC are collaborating for the second time on the meal-packing project. During the first event in September, 25,434 meals were packed. First Christian Church has been involved with Kids Against Hunger since May 2010 and has been involved in the packing of 72,000 meals.

Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian food-aid organization with a goal to feed starving children and their families throughout the world. Volunteer groups gather to package a highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice dehydrated casserole to distribute to more than 60 countries.

The meal includes six dried vegetables and was created by a team of food scientists to fight the affects of starvation and allow the human body to begin recovery. Each 13.9-ounce bag contains six one-cup meals at the cost of 25 cents per meal.

Kids Against Hunger volunteers in Fairfield are part of a region served by Don Fields’s warehouse in Mount Pleasant. Fields and his wife Sandee, of Brighton, operate the southeast Iowa Kids Against Hunger mission.

In 2012, more than 2.5 million meals were shipped from the Mount Pleasant warehouse to seven countries and many food panties in southeast Iowa.

First Christian Church is the designated contact for Jefferson County. For information, call 472-2520 or 472-4271 or visit the website www.kidsagainsthunger.org.

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