• 4,882,614 total meals provided

    876,318 meals packaged in 2016 - 630,870 YTD 2017

News/Updates

Dine at Chili’s. Support Love the Hungry!

August 2, 2016
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by dale
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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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by dale
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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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Summer Packaging Teams Reach Milestone

July 29, 2016
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Hunger doesn’t take a vacation and neither do our volunteers!  Packaging teams during June and July have produced more than 100,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  Our thanks to Rotary District 6710, GE Appliances, EFCA Youth Gathering, LDS-Louisville Youth Conference, Resurrection Lutheran VBS, Louisville Collegiate, and RX Crossroads Merck PAP Team.

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Volunteers celebrate the 1,000,000th Nutri-Plenty™ meal.

On July 23, volunteers from the RX Crossroads Merck PAP Team packaged the 1,000,000th Nutri-Plenty™ meal.  The Nutri-Plenty™ meal features Mathile M+ Micronutrients and was introduced in September 2015 during Love the Hungry’s transition to a new name.

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LTH Team Visits South Sudan

June 1, 2016
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Dale Oelker (Executive Director) and John Deng Ater traveled to South Sudan to assess the impact of food-aid that’s been provided during the past 2.5 years.  In partnership with A Child’s Hope International and the Anglican Church of South Sudan, four shipping containers carrying more than 1,000,000 meals have been delivered to South Sudan – a country devastated by war and political conflict.  Love the Hungry has focused its efforts on assisting more than 900 orphaned children being cared for by the Anglican Church in Yei – approximately 100 miles outside of the capital city Juba.  Fortified meals have also been provided to the Juba Teaching Hospital.

Rev. John Bol, a pastor responsible for the care of the orphans stated “You have improved the living standard of our children!  Thank you very much for the food that you have provided.”  Love the Hungry also delivered water purification supplies provided by WaterStep – a Louisville-based nonprofit dedicated to clean, safe water worldwide.

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A nearby stream is used for bathing, washing clothes, and drinking water.

Working with local contractors, plans are being developed for a Nutrition Center and clean water initiative that will multiply the impact of Love the Hungry’s humanitarian efforts.

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April Totals Surpass 150,000 Meals

May 9, 2016
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Mayor Greg Fischer greets volunteers during the “Give A Day” Mayor’s Week of Service

More than 1,100 Love the Hungry volunteers produced 154,458 Nutri-Plenty™ meals during the month of April.  Packaging teams included groups from Springs Valley FFA, duPont Manual HS, West Washington HS, Redeemer Lutheran, Middletown Christian, First Christian Church, Jefferson County Retired Teachers, Kentuckiana Works, Beargrass Christian Youth, Rotary Club of Louisville, Wellington Elementary School,  Ballard HS Special Friends, and Harrison County, IN. 

55,824 meals were packaged during the 5th annual “Mayor’s Week of Service.”

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Join us During the 5th Annual “Give-A-Day” Week of Service

April 4, 2016
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by dale
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Love the Hungry will once again be hosting volunteers throughout the 5th Annual “Give-A-Day” Week of Service.  Since 2012, nearly 3,000 volunteers have participated in Give-A-Day packaging sessions – producing more than 285,000 nutritious meals!  2016 Packaging Sessions include the following dates:

Saturday, April 16          10 AM

Sunday, April 17               4 PM

Monday, April 18            10 AM     2 PM

Wednesday, April 20     10 AM     2 PM     6:30 PM5th-annual-give-a-day

Friday, April 22               (Bellarmine University)

Saturday, April 23          10 AM

Sunday, April 24              5 PM

Volunteers must register online.  Participating teams are asked to provide 11 volunteers and make a $500 donation to offset the costs of packaging supplies.  Individual volunteers are encouraged to make a $25 donation.  For more information phone 502-459-9199.

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March Total Tops 70,000 Meals!

April 4, 2016
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by dale
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407 volunteers participated in packaging events during the month of March, creating 71,928 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  It was the highest March total since the startup of Love the Hungry (formerly Kids Against Hunger-Louisville).   Packaging sessions were sponsored by St. Aloysius Youth, River City Worship Center, Male/Ballard HS Special Friends, Sam Pena’s Eagle Scout Project, First Christian Church (Lawrenceburg, KY), Eastland Church of God, Male HS HOBY Leadership Workshop, Jake Ryan Senior Service Project, Henry County HS/Eminence Rotary, and ArcWear/e-Hazard.  Love the Hungry also celebrated the 20,000th volunteer to participate in a packaging session!

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EXTRA DAY Leap Year Packaging Event – Feb 29

February 16, 2016
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by dale
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What will you do with your extra day?  Join us on Monday, February 29th for a special Leap Year packaging event.  The family-friendly event begins at 6:30 PM and will end at 8 PM.  Volunteers of all ages will work in assembly line teams to help create Nutri-Plenty™ meals – a specially formulated mix of ingredients designed to alleviate and reverse the effects of malnutrition in young children.

This is a ticketed event.  Participants are asked to make a tax-deductible donation of $15 per individual OR just $29 per family to help offset the cost of packaging ingredients and supplies.  To register, visit  https://donate.lovethehungry.org/…/extra-day-leap-ye…/e71154   Volunteers as young as six years of age are welcome with adult supervision.

The Love the Hungry Packaging Center is located at 4209 Gardiner View Avenue on the campus of Resurrection Lutheran Church.  502-459-9199quotescover-JPG-90

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115,000 Nutri-Plenty™ Meals Arrive in Mali, W Africa

February 4, 2016
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115,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals are unloaded in Mali

With a history of drought, floods, and locusts, Mali, West Africa is one of the most food insecure countries in the world.  700,000 children are believed to be at risk of acute malnutrition.  In partnership with Supplies Over Seas and the Haidara Foundation of Segou, Mali, a shipment of medical supplies and 16 pallets of Nutri-Plenty™ meals arrived in Mali on January 27th.  Rullman-Hunger Funeral Home, Kentucky AmeriCorps, Kentucky HOSA, The Temple, First Christian Church, FFA National Days of Service, and local Rotary organizations were among the groups that packaged meals that were included in this shipment.

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MLK Day Service Projects Create 30,000+ Meals

January 21, 2016
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by dale
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For the fourth consecutive year, volunteers have partnered with Love the Hungry to honor Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. through acts of service and compassion.  This year, the Bardstown Rotary Club and Bethlehem HS Interact packaged 21,774 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.  A portion of the meals were provided to Feeding America-Nelson County.  Volunteers also gathered at The Temple for an inter-faith event.  10,152 Nutri-Plenty™ meals were packaged, with a portion of the meals benefiting AIM (Aids Interfaith Ministry).

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  Bardstown Rotary Club / Bethlehem HS Interact

Since 2013, MLK Day service projects have resulted in more than 120,000 fortified meals provided to children and families in need.

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