Kiwanis Day Makers of Rochester, MN

Kiwanis One Day of Service 
Food for Kidz

Feeding Children International - Stewartville Food Pack  - April 09, 2016

Activity:             Feeding Children International - Kids Against Hunger:  Stewartville Food Pack  - Bulk Meals Food Distributions

Description:       Assist the Stewartville, MN Kiwanis Club to provide food packaging of food to feed the needy/hungry by repacking bulk food ingredients and equipment for overseas shipments. 

Kiwanis One Day - "Food for Kidz” Project:  Saturday April 09, 2016.    What a success, with 110,000+ meals packed in one day.  New this year was 3036 rice&bean meals that were packaged for Channel One of Rochester.

The annual Minnesota-Dakotas Kiwanis District Southern Sub-Division 7 participated in the Kiwanis One Day of Service  “Food for Kidz” Project in Stewartville, Minnesota.

This puts the Kiwanis Stewartville club event has now packed 1,246,928 meals in 12 year history.  This year 280 volunteers participated, 8-Kiwanis Clubs, 5-Key Clubs, 1-Builders Club, 1-Circle K and 1-Aktion Club. Day Makers (25) participated along with children, grandchildren and even their great-grandchildren (see photos below).   And. "A good time was had by all."

Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Stewartville for pulling everything together so our Southern Sub-Division 7 Kiwanis Clubs could lend their support for such an important project.

Each club was asked to contribute $2,000 or more toward defraying the cost of the meals that will be packaged.  In 2016, we are still $328 short of our commitment. If your club or friends can help out, it would be greatly appreciated.  Contact Mary Brouillard at . Remember this is a tax-deductible donation.

The cost of each package of food is estimated at $0.15.  This year (2016) ~$16,295 was raise to buy the food ingredients ($2275 was donated by Day Makers). We could have packed more,  but we ran out of funding this year before we ran out of volunteers. 

Let’s work and donate our financial resources, time and talents to help them continue to reach their goal.  If you have any questions regarding this “One Day of Service” by Kiwanis please contact Bruce Jawer or Mary Brouillard of Stewartville.

All 11 Sub-Division 7 Kiwanis Clubs need to thank the Stewartville Kiwanis Club members and especially Mary Brouillard for taking a leadership position of orchestrating such an important and huge project for all our clubs to participate with our time, talents and donations.   Thank you Mary B and the Stewartville Kiwanis Club !!

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           Kiwanis One Day of Service
                Through these doors, 158             Kiwanians packed 100,500+ meals.

Kiwanis Sub-Division 7 Clubs

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