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Hundreds of people set to volunteer in Holland's SOUPer Bowl
Hundreds of people set to volunteer in Holland's SOUPer Bowl

HOLLAND, Mich.-- On Sunday, Feb. 2, Kids Against Hunger – Grand Rapids will team up with more than 400 members of Providence Church in Holland to package 20,000 meals for hungry children and their families.

The event will take place at the Holland Civic Center located at 150 W. 8th Street.  It's been made possible through fundraising by Providence Church.

During the food packaging, volunteers will also participate in a “Walk for Warmth” through the community,  to raise money for the Salvation Army. 

With 26 community-based events last year, Kids Against Hunger is a productive contributor in the fight  to end world hunger. In 2013, alone, the organization helped feed more than 1,380,000 starving children.

The meals packaged are usually distributed in three equal parts – one-third to storage for disaster relief, one-third to a local food pantry, and the final portion to third world countries in dire need. Providence Church has requested that all packaged meals be sent overseas to help those in areas where this food may be the difference between life and death. 

In the effort to bring an end to childhood hunger locally and globally, Kids Against Hunger – Grand Rapids packages a specific blend of highly nutritious food developed by scientists from several leading food companies such as General Mills. Food can be stored safely for more than three years, is easily digestible by starving people, culturally and religiously neutral, and cheap to manufacture (28 cents per meal).

 

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