Kids Coalition Against Hunger Needs Volunteers
On Saturday, July 1st, at 9 a.m., the Kids Coalition Against Hunger will again partner with an area wide group of volunteers to assemble 75,000 highly nutritious, specially formulated and tasty rice-soy casseroles with 21 essential vitamins and minerals.
$21,000 is being raised to pay for the food packaged at this event. The cost is only 28 cents per meal. This will be the 8th annual event and is the larges of its kind to be held in west Michigan.
Over the past seven years this food-packaging event has been held at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road in Douglas, Michigan.
During that time volunteers assembled over 286,000 meals that were distributed in Ottawa, Allegan and Van Buren Counties through local food pantries and around the world through the Kids Coalition Against Hunger network.
This activity works for the whole family. There is a job for everyone from age 5 to 95. Childcare will be provided. Use the sign-up Genus on the church website www.ccofdouglas.org to volunteer.
All donations collected by Community Church of Douglas, are forwarded directly to Kids Coalition Against Hunger to pay for the meals. Checks made payable to Community Church of Douglas and designated for Kids Coalition Against Hunger can be sent to the church office a P.O. Box 338, Douglas, Michigan 49406. Donations can also be made on line at the community Church of Douglas website.www.ccofdouglas.org
One hundred per cent of your contributions go to pay for the meals packaged at this event. There are no administrative or facilities costs from the church.
Since its launch in 1999 by Richard Proudfit, a businessman from New Hope Minnesota, Kids Coalition Against Hunger has provided millions of meals for children and their families in more than 60 countries through the efforts of hundreds of thousands of volunteers.
This packaged food is often used to “jump start” the bodies and minds of severely undernourished children and their families. The beauty of the food formulation is its simplicity. These are easy to package, keep for long periods, and require only boiling with water to prepare.
In Michigan, Kids Coalition Against Hunger, a 501 (c) (3) tax-deductible humanitarian food organization, volunteers have packaged over 14 million meals since the fall of 2004.
The food is packaged at mobile sites like Community Church of Douglas. One third of the meals are distributed through to local food banks in Ottawa, Allegan, and Van Buren counties.
Another third is used for disaster torn areas both in the U.S and around the world. And one third goes to third world countries.
For more information or to register to help with the project Saturday morning July 1st, or to donate funds, go to the church website: www.ccofdouglas.org or contact Lois or Dick Brunvand at 269 637 5013 or e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org.