Volunteers at Zion Lutheran Church assemble packages of dried food for the Kids Against Hunger program. The volunteers were part of a campaign that packaged more than 60,000 meals in 2012. The program, which targets hunger in places like Haiti, is expanding this year in Hancock County. (Daily Reporter file photo)
HANCOCK COUNTY — The Kids Against Hunger pack-a-thon will be held at three local locations this month.
Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit humanitarian food-aid organization that is expanding its efforts in Hancock County this year.
On Nov. 16, volunteers from across the county will line up at specific food stations to pack the meals. The ultimate goal is to pack 500,000 units of food.
Each bag of packed food that will be packed includes rice, fortified soy, 21 vitamins and minerals and dehydrated vegetables. Each bag costs $1.25 to pack and feeds six people. It is boiled in hot water to eliminate concerns about contamination in some of the countries such as Haiti to which the food is distributed.
The pack-a-thon will take place from 8 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16, at the following three county locations:
* Zion Lutheran School, 6513 W. CR 300S, New Palestine
* Boys & Girls Club, 715 E. Lincoln St., Greenfield
* Fortville Community Center, 400 W. Church St., Fortville
Donations to Kids Against Hunger are accepted year-round. At 25 cents per meal, even a small donation can make a big impact. Just $25 creates 100 meals.
Those with questions may contact Hancock County project leaders Jack Williams at firstname.lastname@example.org and at (317) 861-1509 or Kathleen Vahle at email@example.com and (317) 414-8152. More information about the Kids Against Hunger program is available at www.kah-greenwood.org and at (317) 885-3300.