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Volunteers Needed For Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event On June 30th


On Saturday, June 30th, at 9 a.m., the West Michigan affiliate of Kids Coalition Against Hunger will partner with an area wide group of volunteers to assemble thousands of highly nutritious, specially formulated and tasty rice-soy casseroles with 21 essential vitamins and minerals. Funds are needed to pay for the food packaged at this event. The cost is only 28 cents per meal.

Over the past eight years, this food-packaging event has been held at Community Church of Douglas, 6874 Wiley Road in Douglas, Michigan.

Since the first year over $103,800.00 has been raised to package and distribute more than 371,000 meals through local food pantries and around the world through the Kids Coalition Against Hunger network.

This is a great activity for the whole family. There is a job for everyone from age 5 to 95. Childcare is provided.

There is a sign-up genius on the church website (www.ccofdouglas.org) to volunteer for this event.

Organizers say there is new twist this year.

Volunteers are encouraged to become an assembly line captain and bring their own team of twelve; wear matching outfits or funny hats, challenge other teams to beat the average of packing 1,250 meals per hour per table. Or just show up and be placed with a team for a fun morning packing food to feed hungry children.

All donations collected by Community Church of Douglas, are forwarded directly to Kids Coalition Against Hunger, a 501 (c) (3) humanitarian food relief organization, 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. One hundred per cent of all contributions go to pay for the meals packaged at this event. There are no administrative or facilities costs from the church.

One-third of the meals packaged will be distributed locally with help from Christian Neighbors, Hungry for Christ and We Care I.N.C. These groups operate food banks in Allegan, Ottawa & Van Buren counties.

Another third of the meals are stored in the parent organizations warehouse near Detroit, ready for distribution to disaster torn areas like Florida and Texas this past year.

The final third of the meals packaged at this event will help feed starving children in third world countries.

Since its launch in 1999 by 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.

For more information or to register to help with the project Saturday morning June 30th, or to donate funds, go to the church website, www.ccofdouglas.org or contact Lois or Dick Brunvand of South Haven at 269 637 5013 or e mail lbrunvand@gmail.com.

Volunteers Needed For Kids Coalition Against Hunger Event On June 30th

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