Kiwanis Day Makers of Rochester, MN
Kiwanis One Day of Service
Food for Kidz
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 01, 2017. What a success, with 353 volunteers we packaged 142,776 meals with 23,760 meals given to Channel One of Rochester, all packed in one day.
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 a total of 1,395,704 meals with thousands of volunteers in 14 years. This year was sponsores were the following clubs:
The Sponsore Clubs were -Stewartville Kiwanis, Rochester Kiwanis, Rochester Sunrisers Kiwanis, Rochester Daymaker Kiwanis, Rochester Golden K Kiwanis, Winona Sunrisers Kiwanis, Lake City Kiwanis, Spring Valley Kiwanis,
The Co- sponsores organizations were - Stewartville High School Key Club, Stewartville Middle School Builders Club, Kingsland Key Club, Kingsland Builders Club, Century High School Key Club, John Marshall High School Key Club, Mayo High School Key Club, Lake City Key Club, Winona State Circle K Club
The special supports were - many area volunteers including Kohls Cares volunteer team, U.S. Army, Girl and Boy Scouts, Teen Challenge Organization, Rotary Club
Over $21,000 raised to be able to packed 142,776,000 meals
And. "A good time was had by all."
Many thanks to the Kiwanis Club of Stewartville for leadership role of pulling everything together so our Southern Sub-Division 7 Kiwanis Clubs could lend their support for such an important project.The Food for Kidz organization in Stewart, MN is currently distributing food to Mozambique, Uganda, Haiti, Honduras and other areas as needed.
This year we took in $22,289.22 which was enough to pack 149,254 meals. Had we had more volunteers the second and third shifts we could have accomplished this. All money was sent with FFK
– there were many years that we did not come even close to paying for the ingredients we used. Since this has become a Kiwanis One Day of Service event we have done much better paying for all the
ingredients we use. Going forward, meals will cost $0.18 which is what they are telling us the cost of meals is for new groups that are packing. We will check on the current cost of meals as we begin
next year’s planning to be sure we are paying the going rate for meals.
Thanks to all the Kiwanis family for this great effort to make our One Day of Service a success. Special thanks to the Spring Valley Kiwanis for the extra help in helping with the organization of the day including setup, food, cleanup and extra long shifts, the Stewartville Club for the long hours they put in to the day, any who worked extra shifts and those who stayed to help clean up. (Thanks Jack Zierdt for mopping that huge floor with another volunteer!) Clubs please extend our thanks to your Key, and Builders Clubs as well and Winona please thank the WS Circle K. For questions contact Mary Brouillard at email@example.com . Remember this is a tax-deductible donation.
Thank you Mary B and the Stewartville Kiwanis Club for the opportunity to participate in such a great event !!
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Kiwanis One Day of Service
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