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New Year, Same Goal

We are entering the second month of the year. Also the month that the meals counter resets here on the website.  It always makes our goals loom large.  I start to wonder how we are going to make our goal amount. We still have the same amount pledged to our feeding partners for this year, 125,000 meals. For us to meet that goal we need to pack 10,416 meals per month (or 48 boxes). The need for the meals is so great, so deep. But I look back on our stats from last year and I know it is possible.  I know it is possible because it has already happened. We exceeded our goals amount last year and I know that it can happen this year. We truly cannot do it without amazing volunteers that show up for these hungry kids.

We need you (and your friends, coworkers, neighbors, book club). Get your own group of amazing together and come pack at one of our regularly scheduled packing sessions. We can do special session in honor of events in your life (birthdays, anniversaries, etc.). Send a date request to Group organizing not your thing? No worries. Sign up for a spot to help fill a regular session. Click on the “Sign up to Pack” tab to see what is available.

Looking forward to having you pack with us! See you soon!

BIG NEWS! Kids Against Hunger-South Minneapolis is now Fill Their Plate (FTP)

Kids Against Hunger-South Minneapolis is reorganizing into a new ministry called Fill Their Plate (FTP).  Our focus remains the same: packing and sending nutrient-rich food to combat malnutrition.

We can no longer accept donations to KAH.  Please make any donation out the The Urban Refuge with Fill Their Plate on the memo line. This is a designated gift and can only be used for the purpose of the Fill Their Plate ministry.

Summer Break

Just a note that the South Minneapolis and Bloomington locations are taking a break from packing sessions for the summer. New sessions for the fall will be added at the end of the summer. Thank you!

Where Are We?

It’s one thing to use our mobile phone’s slick geolocator to know where we may be. It’s quite another to step back a moment and take a look at the progress made so far in 2014 packing Kids Against Hunger meals. Have you thought about it lately?

Here’s the amazing thing. You (our volunteers and donors) have provided the human and financial support to pack a total of:

90936 4 11 14

That’s enough meals to feed 249 children one meal a day for a full year. And, we’re only in April. Thank’s to each of you. If you haven’t volunteered to pack meals yet in 2014, help us double this number. Register yourself, family or small group or organization today!

Groove to the Music!

Work up a sweat and have lots of fun while raising money for a great cause: Kids Against Hunger! Join the party-with-a-purpose featuring: three instructors,
Zumba wear give-aways and a smoothie bar.

Suggested donation: $15.

Learn more: Salt n Pepper Zumba Facebook page

Groove to the music and help kids in Haiti!

Groove to the music and help kids in Haiti!

From One Climate to Another

On a 5 degree (Fahrenheit) day in Minnesota, a group of volunteers from King of Kings Lutheran Church in Woodbury braved snow-covered roads to package meals bound for children in Haiti. Led by volunteers for Kids Against Hunger-South Minneapolis, the volunteers packaged 26 boxes of meals. That’s enough to feed 15 kids for a year!
Snow drifts didn't deter the volunteers from arriving!

Snow drifts didn't deter the volunteers from arriving!

Measuring out the right quantities of rice, soy, vegetables and protein, meal package after meal package was stocked, sealed and boxed–ready to be shipped to Haiti.
Creating the chicken-rice-soy casserole packages for Kids Against Hunger

Creating the chicken-rice-soy casserole packages for Kids Against Hunger

Volunteers packaging the rice-soy-vegetable-protein mixture that makes a meal.

Volunteers packaging the rice-soy-vegetable-protein mixture that makes a meal.

This box was part of the final tally. With the help of awesome volunteers, Kids Against Hunger is helping many kids in Haiti who would otherwise go hungry. Individuals and groups are welcome! Follow the “Sign Up to Pack!” tab on this page to register yourself or your group today!
36 meal packets = a full box

36 meal packets = a full box

Thanks to each King of Kings Lutheran Church-Woodbury volunteer!

Thanks to each King of Kings Lutheran Church-Woodbury volunteer!

To see the full album of photos from this event visit the Kids Against Hunger-South Minneapolis Facebook page!

Block the Date and Participate!

Get ready. Get set. REGISTER TODAY!

Get ready. Get set. REGISTER TODAY!

Registration is NOW OPEN for the FILL THEIR PLATE RUN.
Event date:  Saturday, June 21, 2014     Location: Lake Calhoun in Minneapolis.
You can participate in SO many ways–

Be a sponsor! Promote your business to thousands of runners and spectators, all while supporting a great cause. Several sponsorship levels are available. All sponsors are recognized at the event, on the event website and at the four Evergreen Kids Against Hunger packing locations. Higher level sponsors receive greater exposure on race shirts given to all runners. For more information email Kyle Elbert.

It takes many hands (as well as feet) to make this amazing event happen. You’re not a runner? Let us put your hands to work. We’re in need of a large number of volunteers. Make June 21 your day to serve Kids Against Hunger.  Volunteer now.

Your body feeling a bit achy given this long, cold winter? Welcome Spring by training for and participating in the Kids Against Hunger – Fill Their Plate Run!  The Saturday, June 21 event at Lake Calhoun includes:
  • 10K run
  • 5K run/walk
  • 1 mile family run
  • 1/2 & 1/4 mile kids’ run
The Fill Their Plate Run is open to ALL running skill levels. Be an early bird (register by March 31) and take advantage of great registration discounts! Do your part to  feed hungry kids. Register now.

Not able to be there? Donate to Kids Against Hunger. Each meal costs .23. (Yes, you’re reading that right:  twenty-three cents!) $85 feeds a child for an entire year.

Pick a way to participate and get involved today!

Fall Sessions Open at South Minneapolis!

We have added our first sessions for the fall at South Minneapolis. The sessions run from September to October. Go check them out!

2013 Fill Their Plate Run

The 2013 Fill Their Plate Run registration is now open! This event is getting bigger and better each year. Visit the Run website to sign up!

Choose from a 10K Run or 5K Run/Walk around the streets of scenic Lake Calhoun. Your run or walk will be chip-timed on a USATF certified and sanctioned road course. Kids choose from a 1/4, 1/2, or 1 mile Fun Run. After your event, refuel on fabulous food from Fat Lorenzo’s and the Highland Grill. Proceeds from this event will purchase meals to be packed at several metro area Kids Against Hunger packing satellites (South Mpls., Bloomington, Lakeville, or New Hope) and shipped to hungry kids in Haiti and Honduras.