Kiwanis Day Makers of Rochester, MN

Kiwanis One Day of Service 
Food for Kidz

Feeding Children International - Stewartville Food Pack  - April 07, 2018

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 07, 2018.    What a success, with 520 volunteers we packaged 174,648 meals
                           with 11,000 meals (rice and beans) 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.  Over 185 Kiwanians participated.

It was hard to determine exactly how many from the various clubs were there as some just registered as Sunrisers or Kiwanis down. 

Volunteers included the following groups:

This puts the Kiwanis Stewartville club event has now packed a total of 1,678,172 meals with thousands of volunteers in 15 years. 

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 Texas, Puerto Rico, Haiti, Honduras, Sierra Leone, Afghanistan and Syria. We also packed Food for Kidz a pallet of oatmeal cinnamon breakfast and a pallet of rice and beans for Channel One Food Shelf in Rochester.

This year we received $22,835.60 in donations which was enough to pack 152,237 meals. All but 2 clubs made or exceeded the individual club goal of $2,000 in donations.
The crew from Food for Kidz let us keep packing so the last shift had food to pack for a little over an hour before cleanup began.

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, cleanup and extra long shifts, and the Stewartville Club for the long hours they put into the day, any who worked extra shifts and those who stayed to help clean up. The day began at 8 a.m. and the mopping was done and doors locked at 4:45 p.m.  Clubs please extend our thanks to your Key, Aktion, and Builders Clubs as well, and Winona please thank the WS Circle K.   For questions contact Mary Brouillard at . Remember this is a tax-deductible donation.

Thank you Mary Brouillard and the Stewartville Kiwanis Club for the opportunity to participate in such a great event !!

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           Kiwanis One Day of Service
                Through these doors, 520 volunteers packed 174,648 meals.

Kiwanis Sub-Division 7 Clubs

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