• 4,708,296 total meals provided

    876,318 meals packaged in 2016 - 456,552 YTD 2017

News/Updates

MLK Day Events Produce 33,000+ Meals

January 17, 2017
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150 Volunteers at two packaging sessions dedicated 90 minutes of service on MLK Day to produce more than 33,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  The Bardstown Rotary Club and student volunteers from local schools partnered for the fifth straight year at Bethlehem High School and The Temple hosted their fourth annual interfaith service project.  A portion of the meals will benefit local families through Feeding America-Kentucky’s Heartland and The House of Ruth.  More than 27,000 meals will be included in an upcoming shipment of medical aid to Mali, Africa.

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Student volunteers from Bardstown, KY schools celebrate 22,000+ Nutri-Plenty™ meals!

Since 2013, volunteers have packaged 160,000 fortified meals during MLK Day service projects.

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THANK YOU for another great year!

January 3, 2017
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We extend our deepest thanks and gratitude for another great year! 

  Highlights from 2016 include:

  • 876,318 Total Meals Packaged
  • 4,871 volunteers participated in 72 packaging sessions
  • 702,864 meals distributed:  88% International    12% Local/Domestic
  • 235,000 meals provided to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew
  • Shipments provided to mission partners in South Sudan, Guatemala Kenya, Nigeria
  • Five high-efficiency cookstoves delivered to South Sudan
  • Travel to South Sudan to evaluate impact of food-aid
  • Charter member of the Alliance for Better Nutrition
  • $900 provided to local clean water initiatives (WaterStep)

Nutri-Plenty™ meals deliver nourishment and hope to children suffering from  chronic hunger and malnutrition.  THANK YOU for taking action to end hunger!

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Giving Thanks for November Packaging Teams

December 6, 2016
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100 volunteers gathered at the LTH Packaging Center on Nov 12 – providing 21,000+ meals for Haiti relief efforts

351 volunteers participated in November packaging sessions – producing 68,532 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  Packaging teams included Humana, SuperStart Youth, CEC Rotary Interact, Concordia Lutheran Church, Christ Church United Methodist Youth, and Greensburg, IN Ministerial Association.

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October Volunteers Produce 165,000+ Meals

October 28, 2016
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955 volunteers participated in Love the Hungry packaging events during the month of October – producing 167,340 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  Packaging teams included the Lexington Muslim Community, Shelbyville Rotary Club/West Middle School, Rotary Club of Louisville, Muhammad Ali Center, UPS, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Prichard Elementary School, and First Baptist Church – Grayson, KY.  The October total was Love the Hungry’s highest monthly output in 2016.

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Supplies Over Seas loads a container of medical supplies and nutritious food-aid for Haiti.

Packaging efforts have been centered on providing much-needed food aid to Haiti in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  More than 20,000 meals were delivered to St. Boniface Hospital in partnership with Supplies Over Seas.  An additional 215,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals have been shipped to Mission of Hope/HaitiOne to assist with their disaster response program.

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235,000 Meals Provided to Haiti Relief Efforts

October 27, 2016
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Love the Hungry is providing 235,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals to Southwest Haiti in response to the devastation left in the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.  With the help of Louisville-based Supplies Over Seas, 20,000 meals were included in a shipment of medical supplies that will benefit St. Boniface Hospital in Fond-des-Blancs, Haiti.  An additional 215,000 meals are being distributed through the Mission of Hope/HaitiOne network.

Nutri-Plenty™ meals are packaged by local volunteers of all ages and contain a specially-formulated mix of ingredients designed to alleviate and reverse the effects of malnutrition.  To learn how your organization can sponsor a packaging session, phone 502-459-9199.lth-to-haitione-010

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September Events Push Totals Past 4,000,000

September 30, 2016
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427 volunteers of all ages participated in Love the Hungry packaging events during the month of September – producing 96,876 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  Participating groups include:  REACHCorps Service Project, Bellarmine University, St. Peter’s Lutheran Church – Columbus, IN, Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home/SE Indiana, Aramark Day of Service at Supplies Over Seas, and First Christian Church – Lawrenceburg, KY.

Since September 2011, Love the Hungry (formerly Kids Against Hunger-Louisville) has packaged more than 4,000,000 fortified me14479589_1116189958468700_9124644181910848443_nals that provide life-changing nutrition to children suffering from chronic hunger.

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Support Love the Hungry During Give Local Louisville Day

September 12, 2016
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give-local-louisvilleSeptember 15th is Give Local Louisville Day – a 24-hour online giving event that helps more than 600 local nonprofits raise awareness and dollars to support their missions.  Love the Hungry will designate all proceeds from Give Local Louisville to purchase three high-efficiency cookstoves.  The stoves will be included in an upcoming shipment of humanitarian aid to South Sudan.

Give Local Louisville is hosted by the Community Foundation of Louisville.  Bonus pools, special incentives and other prizes can help multiply the impact of your donation.  To participate, visit www.givelocallouisville.org on September 15th, search for Love the Hungry, and make a gift of $10 or more.

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August Volunteers Package 34,560 Meals

September 1, 2016
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Volunteers at St. Johns Lutheran – Lanesville, IN count Nutri-Plenty™ pouches.

265 volunteers from Lexington, Louisville, and Southern Indiana joined Love the Hungry for August packaging events.  Groups included Springs Valley HS FFA, Northeast Dubois HS FFA, and St. Johns Lutheran Church – Lanesville, IN.

A special interfaith event was hosted by Temple Adath Israel featuring faith-based organizations from throughout Lexington.  Volunteer teams included Wesley United Methodist Church, Masjid Bilal Ibn Rabah, St. Paul’s Catholic, B’nai B’rith, Ohavay Zion Synagogue, and Central Baptist.  A Bat Mitzvah celebration also engaged dozens of youth volunteers in a Love the Hungry packaging session.

Dates are still available for groups to schedule 2016 packaging sessions.  For details phone 502-459-9199.

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Dine at Chili’s. Support Love the Hungry!

August 2, 2016
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Chili’s Restaurants are offering a special promotion to benefit Love the Hungry!  Now through October 31st when you visit Chili’s (dine-in or To Go), 15% of your pre-tax purchase will be donated to Love the Hungry.  Offer is valid at Chili’s Restaurants throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana, including:

Kentucky:  Louisville, Bardstown, Frankfort, Lexington

Indiana:  Clarksville, Seymour, Columbus, Greensburg

Participants must present the promotional voucher or state that you’re supporting Love the Hungry.  One coupon per person, per visit at participating restaurants.  Offer ends October 31st.

Help spread the word at your church, workplace, school,  and community organization and encourage your family and friends to enjoy a meal at Chili’s while supporting a great cause!

To download and print the promotional vouchers, click here:   LTH flyer – Chili’s Promotion

 

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Cookstoves for South Sudan

July 29, 2016
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Imagine preparing meals for 900 orphaned children using three stones, a bundle of firewood or charcoal, and a few cooking pots.  Women and children are exposed to smoke and scorching heat for hours each day because this is the only means of preparing meals.

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Cooking over open fires exposes women and children to dangerous emissions and the risk of burns from scorching heat.

Love the Hungry is launching a new campaign to deliver high-efficiency cookstoves to the Yei Orphan Center in South Sudan.  These institutional-sized stoves are developed by In-Stove – a leading manufacturer of rocket stoves utilized by humanitarian programs.  In-Stove rocket stoves are safe, practical, durable, and cost-effective.  Each high-performance stove provides a 90% reduction in harmful emissions and cooks twice as fast as an open fire.  An integrated chimney routes all emissions outside and away from people.  Each stove requires a very small amount of fuel to cook a full pot of food.

Your secure online gift will help eliminate dangerous cooking methods.  To make a life-changing donation, click here:

https://donate.lovethehungry.org/campaign/cookstoves-for-south-sudan/c89094

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