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!Read More
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.Read More
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.Read More
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).
Since 2013, MLK Day service projects have resulted in more than 120,000 fortified meals provided to children and families in need.Read More
With the help of 6,275 volunteers of all ages, Love the Hungry (formerly Kids Against Hunger-Louisville) set a new record for total meals packaged in a single year with a 2015 total of 1,012,944 meals. This marks the second consecutive year that more than 1,000,000 meals were produced by Kentuckiana volunteers.
Throughout the year, meals were distributed to eight different countries outside of the U.S. including Guatemala, Haiti, Liberia, Mali, Philippines, Sierra Leone, South Sudan, and Ukraine. The fortified meals are donated to non-governmental organizations focused on meeting the nutritional needs of malnourished children. 145,000 meals were also provided to sixteen different agencies serving families throughout Kentucky, Southern Indiana, and the United States.Read More
It’s been 100 days since the transition to Love the Hungry. During that span, 2,700 volunteers have helped produce 506,628 Nutri-Plenty™ meals! Highlights include:
— Consecutive months (Sept-Oct) of 200,000+ meals packaged.
— YTD total of 1,011,384 meals – a new annual packaging record!
— 100,000+ meals packaged by FFA volunteers during the 2015 National Convention.
— A full shipping container of 285,000 meals, blankets and children’s clothing shipped to South Sudan.
— International shipments to Guatemala, Haiti, Mali, and the Philippines totaling 240,000 meals.
— Local distribution to Feeding America-Kentucky’s Heartland, Christian Appalachian Project, and other Kentuckiana agencies assisting families in need.Read More
For the second consecutive year, Love the Hungry volunteers have packaged more than one million fortified meals! The milestone was reached as churches gathered in Greensburg, IN for a November 22 pre-Thanksgiving event. Throughout the year, more than 6,000 volunteers of all ages have participated in packaging sessions. Since the September launch of a new nutrition formula that includes Mathile M+ Micronutrients™, 500,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals have been packaged.Read More
FFA volunteers from thirteen different States joined Love the Hungry during the FFA National Convention – packaging more than 102,000 Nutri-Plenty™ meals during the National Days of Service. A portion of the meals were distributed to Kentucky families through Feeding America-Kentucky’s Heartland. Meals are also being provided to a project benefiting malnourished children in Mali (West Africa).
October highlights also included a 24 hour Pack-A-Thon organized by volunteers in Grayson, Kentucky. The event produced more than 60,000 meals that will be delivered to Children’s Lifeline – Haiti. 770 volunteers participated in October packaging events – creating 206,418 Nutri-Plenty™ meals.
With 201,000 meals packaged in September, it’s the first time that Love the Hungry volunteers have produced 200,000+ meals in consecutive months.Read More
From 5 PM Friday, October 16 to 5 PM Saturday, October 17, volunteers gathered each hour at First Baptist Church, Grayson, KY with one goal – creating Nutri-Plenty™ meals around the clock. Volunteer teams from churches, youth groups, community organizations, businesses, families and friends rallied around the cause and packaged more than 60,000 fortified meals. The meals will be provided to Children’s Lifeline – a nonprofit organization dedicated to serving Haiti’s most vulnerable children.
Prior to the Pack-A-Thon event, fourth-grade students at Prichard Elementary assembled 8,730 Nutri-Plenty™ meals that are also being included in the shipment to Haiti.Read More
On the Second Saturday of each month, Sister Bean’s Coffee House, 5225 New Cut Rd (across from Iroquois Park) donates 10% of their total sales to our mission to eradicate hunger. Sister Bean’s features gourmet coffee, Louisville Cream ice cream, and many other delicious treats. On October 10th, stop by anytime from 7 AM – 8 PM. Enjoy a great cup of coffee and support a worthy cause!Read More