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Letter to the editor: Community shows great support for project

Through the dedication and hard work of many, the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown has supplied nearly 50,000 meals to the Great Plains Food Bank since 2014. The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown has partnered with the Kids Against Hunger project to pack nutritious meals that the Great Plains Food Bank is proud to distribute through our charitable feeding network, Mobile Food Pantry and Backpack Program. Packed with vegetables, rice and vitamins, the meals are healthy and easy to prepare.

Jamestown and the surrounding communities have continued to stand up in the face of hunger and dedicate their time and resources to ensuring children and their families have wholesome meals on their tables each night. The Kids Against Hunger meal-packaging event each year brings Jamestown’s business partners, service clubs and families of all ages together to pack dried meals over a fall day in November. With over 400 volunteers, including nearly 200 children, the Stutsman Harley-Davidson facility becomes a hub of energy filled with smiles and an atmosphere of service. The Great Plains Food Bank believes that hearts solve hunger, and the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown and its community have proven this year after year.

This year the event will be from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Nov. 4, at Stutsman Harley-Davidson. The Kiwanis Club of Jamestown is looking to package $25,000 worth of meals again this year but cannot do that without generous donations to purchase the food.

Thank you for your continued support of this project and your important partnership in ending hunger in North Dakota.

Sellent serves as CEO of Great Plains Food Bank.