(provided by Jamestown Kiwanis)
ND (submitted) - After packaging its one millionth meal in 2016,
Jamestown Kiwanis is looking to package $25,000 worth of meals again
Against Hunger is an annual event in which more than 300 volunteers
pack meals for hungry families in North Dakota and Minnesota. The
meals contain vegetables, vitamins, rice and soy and are distributed
through the Great Plains Food Bank. Meal recipients need only to add
water and boil the dried ingredients for 20 minutes. This year’s
packing event is set for Saturday, Nov. 4 from 9 a.m. to noon at
proud of Jamestown and the surrounding communities,” said Janna
Bergstedt, Jamestown Kiwanis past-president and Kids Against Hunger
organizer. “Every year, when we talk about hungry children, the
community says ‘we won’t stand for that.’”
year, Great Plains Food Bank served more than 94,000 people including
nearly 34,000 children.
25 cents a meal, raising $25,000 means Jamestown Kiwanis could
potentially pack 100,000 meals.
all accounts, the meals we pack hit the shelves at food pantries and
within a few months, they’re gone,” Bergstedt said.
help raise money or package meals for Kids Against Hunger, email
Donations can be made at First Community Credit Union or at
For more information, call 251-2237.