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