Kiwanis needs volunteers to pack meals: Two packaging shifts for Kids Against Hunger event planned Saturday in Buffalo MallJamestown Kiwanis still needs about 100 volunteers to help with the Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event set for Saturday. After surpassing its goal and raising $30,000, Kiwanis plans to package about 130,000 meals.
Jamestown Kiwanis still needs about 100 volunteers to help with the Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event set for Saturday.
After surpassing its goal and raising $30,000, Kiwanis plans to package about 130,000 meals.
Kids Against Hunger is a humanitarian food-aid organization that seeks to reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world.
Volunteers, from ages 8 to 80, are asked to help scoop ingredients and weigh and seal the bags. At prior events, volunteers attended in groups from churches, schools, service clubs and families including but not limited to Litchville-Marion, Medina and Steele youth groups, church groups from St. Paul’s United Methodist, Atonement Lutheran, Church of Latter Day Saints, Immanuel Lutheran and St. James Basilica as well as sports teams from Jamestown College.
Those willing to volunteer are asked to meet at Buffalo Mall’s Sears entrance at one of two shifts on March 2. The first shift lasts from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. The second shift lasts from 1 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Individuals as well as service groups, businesses, church groups, etc., are welcome. Volunteers are asked to sign up in advance by calling 253-5109 or emailing firstname.lastname@example.org.
Jamestown raised $23,000 for its first Kids Against Hunger event in April 2011, packaging 100,000 meals. It raised $25,000 for its second event in October 2011, matching a $25,000 gift from the anonymous donor.
For more information about Jamestown’s Kids Against Hunger event, to donate to the cause or to volunteer, visit www.Facebook. com/JamestownKiwanis or contact Bergstedt at 701-253-5109 or janna.bergstedt @myfccu. com.