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|85,968 Meals Packaged in 2009||300,180 Meals Packaged in 2010|
|427,466 Meals Packaged in 2011|
Mission Hospital employees, friends, and families celebrate after packing a record, 15,120 meals on February 27, 2010. Kids Against Hunger meals packaged during 2010 will be sent to Haiti to help feed hungry families.
Kids Against Hunger (KAH) is a nonprofit organization that seeks to reduce the number of starving children in the world. Mission Children's Hospital is the only facility of its kind to have a KAH Chapter. It is overseen by a volunteer committee that is part of Mission Healthcare Foundation. The committee recruits youth and adult groups from throughout Western North Carolina to package dry meals.
The packaged meals are given to organizations that distribute them locally and worldwide to feed hungry children. About one third of the food is sent home on weekends with local children in need, via MANNA Food Bank's "MANNA-Pak" program. The remaining pallets are sent to the Congo, Haiti, and Honduras through organizations such as Samaritan's Purse and Shoulder to Shoulder.
The KAH Committee raises funds to pay for the dry meal ingredients. We encourage volunteer groups to make a donation of $20 per person to help pay for these ingredients. A group of 18-24 can typically package about 5,000 meals in one 2.5 hour session. At a cost of only 25 cents per meal, supplies for one packing session cost $1,250.
Make a cash or credit card donation to our Kids Against Hunger chapter. One hundred percent of your donation will be used to pay Kids Against Hunger expenses.
If you have a group (church, scouts, school, civic, work, or other) that wants to pack food, please call Rachel Leaptrot at 828-213-1019 or email her at [email protected].
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