MLK Day: Kids Against Hunger Volunteer Opportunity



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First United Methodist Church Grapevine
422 Church St.
Grapevine, Texas 76051

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Kids Against Hunger

Jan. 16 | 8 AM - 12 PM | Family Life Center (422 Church St., Grapevine, TX)


Martin Luther King Day is a "Day of Service" and a chance for our congregation to make a difference in the lives of hungry and malnourished children in the world.  First Grapevine has joined "Kids Against Hunger" to package nutritious meals to be shipped to areas in the world where they are most needed. 

We invite you to give toward this project and/or volunteer! This year, due to low funds, KAH will only supply the amount of food based on the donations received. The cost is $0.30 per meal, and we typically pack about 40,000 meals, which is $12,000. We still need $8,400 to reach our goal.


What We'll Be Doing...

We will package meals that are composed of rice, fortified soy containing 52% protein and nine vitamins, six types of dehydrated vegetables, and a chicken-flavored vitamin powder that contains another 21 vitamins and minerals. They will be sealed in plastic bags and then boxed, ready to go. The meals, once they reach their destination are prepared easily by cooking the bag contents in boiling water for 20 minutes. Individuals only need to eat one cup of rice casserole daily to acquire all the essential requirements for development and growth. Each package contains six servings. 

Pallets of food will be delivered to our church, and we'll put them together into packages to be shipped around the world. We'll need about 80 volunteers per shift (from 8 AM to 1 PM) to serve at stations with assigned tasks (like measuring a portion of soy, rice, seasoning, nutrients, etc. into a plastic bag, sealing, etc.). Each bag contains six meals (all dry), grouped, packed into a box, and sealed for delivery. Children and youth are welcome to serve as well. If you'd like to help, registration will begin in November.
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 We appreciate all of the donations and volunteers helping to make a difference.


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