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Goal exceeded: Jamestown Kiwanis’ Kids Against Hunger bags more than 163,000 meals

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The Jamestown Kiwanis Club had 375 people volunteer at its seventh annual Kids Against Hunger event Saturday morning at Stutsman Harley-Davidson. The volunteers bagged 163,216 meals. Chris Olson / The Sun2 / 5
Members of the University of Jamestown men's soccer team helped at the Jamestown Kiwanis Club's annual Kids Against Hunger event Saturday. On Friday, UJ student athletes helped the club set up work stations for the meal packing event. Chris Olson / The Sun3 / 5
Members of the Horsin' Around 4H Club combing ingredients for a bagged meal during the Jamesetown Kiwanis Club's Kids Against Hunger event Saturday. Chris Olson / The Sun4 / 5
Jonah Motsche, left front, and Samuel Wilson, right, members of a 4H club and a Jamestown homeschool club, add ingredients to one of the 163,216 meals bagged during the Kids Against Hunger event Saturday in Jamestown. Chris Olson / The Sun5 / 5

The Jamestown Kiwanis Club held its seventh annual Kids Against Hunger event Saturday morning, bagging 163,216 meals.

Janna Bergstedt, an event co-chair, said the Kiwanis exceed their goal of having 100,000 meal bags packaged at the event held at Stutsman Harley-Davidson.

“Having almost 400 people show up to volunteer, that was something,” she said.

Bergstedt said just about all the meals will be distributed by the Great Plains Food Bank in North Dakota, with some meals going to western Minnesota.

The meals consist of 21 vitamins and minerals and are made up of rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables and chicken flavoring. Each bagged meal feeds six people and is ready to eat after boiling water is added. One bagged meal costs $1.50, including the food and packaging.

Chris Olson

Hometown: Traverse City, MI College: Northwestern Michigan College and Michigan State University

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