• 6,815,958 total meals provided

    Celebrating 1,151 volunteers of all ages

    packaging 257,742 Nutri-Plenty® meals YTD in 2020!

News/Updates

9 Volunteers + 90 Minutes = Nourishment for 90 Children

July 15, 2020
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by dale
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The slowdown in the global economy has deepened the hunger crisis in regions already vulnerable to food insecurity. Love the Hungry is engaging small-group volunteer teams to help meet the growing demand for fortified Nutri-Plenty meals. In just 90 minutes, your team of nine volunteers can produce enough Nutri-Plenty servings to feed ninety children for an entire month! Volunteers will work in a safe, sanitized environment, with the appropriate spacing requirements. Now more than ever, hunger will not end without your help. To learn more contact Love the Hungry at info@lovethehungry.org or phone 502-459-9199.

Volunteers work together – six feet apart! Contact us today to schedule a packaging session.
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LTH Packaging Center Open to Small Groups

June 17, 2020
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by dale
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In the midst of a global pandemic, more and more children and families throughout the world are vulnerable to hunger. After 90 days of suspending packaging sessions, Love the Hungry is re-engaging volunteers in our mission to end hunger by inviting small groups to help produce fortified Nutri-Plenty meals. Special attention is given to making sure your team of 9 – 11 volunteers will work in a safe environment, including a reconfigured packaging line that meets spacing guidelines. To learn more or to schedule a small group packaging session, phone 502-459-9199 or email info@lovethehungry.org. Hunger will not end without your help!

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Packaging Sessions Update

April 27, 2020
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by dale
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Love the Hungry continues to monitor the recommendations provided by local health officials to determine the appropriate timeline to resume packaging sessions. Although we follow strict sanitation guidelines, we do not want to expose volunteers to any risks associated with COVID-19.

We appreciate your understanding and look forward to resuming normal operations as soon as it is appropriate.

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LTH Packaging Sessions Suspended until March 31.

March 13, 2020
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by dale
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In response to recommendations provided by local health officials, it is necessary for Love the Hungry to suspend its packaging sessions through March 31. Although we follow strict sanitation guidelines, we do not want to expose volunteers to any risks associated with COVID-19 and with the necessity for volunteers to work in close proximity to others. We appreciate your understanding and look forward to resuming normal operations as soon as it is appropriate.

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SE Indiana Event Produces 42,500 Nutri-Plenty® Servings!

October 16, 2019
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by dale
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Volunteers gathered at the St. Mary’s Activity Center (Aurora, IN) on Sunday, October 13 for the annual Rullman-Hunger / SE Indiana service event. Fourteen packaging lines produced 42,500 Nutri-Plenty® servings that will benefit feeding programs in Central America. In the event’s nine year history, more than 345,000 fortified meals have been produced with the help of churches, community organizations and individuals from throughout Southeast Indiana.

178 volunteers of all ages gathered at the St. Mary’s Activity Center.
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Love the Hungry, Thrivent Financial, and Louisville City FC Multiply the Meals

August 14, 2019
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by dale
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More than 100 volunteers of all ages gathered at Louisville Slugger Field on Sunday, August 11th prior to the Louisville City FC soccer match – packaging 15,552 fortified Nutri-Plenty meals. The event was sponsored by the Mid-America Region Thrivent Member Network. A portion of the meals will be included in a container shipment of humanitarian aid that will benefit children in Senegal.

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Love the Hungry Receives 2019 Pyramid Award

August 9, 2019
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by dale
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Love the Hungry and its global mission partners Supplies Over Seas and WaterStep will receive the Center for Nonprofit Excellence (CNPE) 2019 Pyramid Award for the Art of Collaboration. The award recognizes the impact on global health provided through the work of the three local nonprofits. The organizations have developed a “First Response” disaster relief package that bundles fortified meals, first aid supplies, and water purification equipment. The concept was first tested in response to severe flooding in Malawi – providing essential health components during the crisis. Together, the organizations have also delivered humanitarian aid to South Sudan and other regions.

The award is sponsored by Deming, Malone, Livesay, & Ostroff and will be presented during the October 15th CNPE Annual CHANGEMAKERS Conference.

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Summer Service Event at Louisville Slugger Field – Sunday, August 11

July 12, 2019
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by dale
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Love the Hungry is partnering with the Mid-America Thrivent Member Network and Louisville City FC for a special Summer service project on Sunday, August 11. Volunteers are invited to join us at 1 PM to package 10,000 Nutri-Plenty servings. Each volunteer receives a complimentary ticket for the 3 PM match as Louisville City FC takes on Atlanta United 2. Participants will also receive a voucher to enjoy a snack/refreshments during the game.

A suggested $7 donation will be directed to Love the Hungry through the Thrivent Member Network.

For more details and to register for the event, click here:

https://www.eventbrite.com/e/soccer-service-louisville-2019-tickets-61260244039

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Clean Water Initiative is Phase 1 of South Sudan Nutrition Center Project

June 26, 2019
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by dale
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Since 2014, Love the Hungry has been engaged in a partnership that helps ensure basic care for more than 900 orphaned children in South Sudan. Seven shipments of humanitarian aid have provided 1.2 million fortified meals, clothing, blankets, medical and hygiene supplies, water purification equipment, school supplies and much more. With the help of Louisville-based nonprofits WaterStep and Supplies Over Seas, the impact has been multiplied even further.

Access to clean water is essential to good health. With no water source nearby, water must be purchased weekly and hauled to the site where children gather for school and a daily meal. It’s costly, and the quality of the water is very poor. With the support of many generous donors, Love the Hungry has launched a Clean Water Initiative that includes drilling of a deep borehole/well, installation of a solar-powered pumping station, construction of a water tank tower, and installation of water purification equipment (provided through WaterStep). The project will enable up to 5,000 liters of water to be purified and available for use at all times.

Additional phases for the project include construction of a kitchen/storage facility with classroom space, hand washing stations, and latrines.

Children help greet the borehole drilling team as the project gets underway.
A tower is erected to hold storage tanks, a solar pumping station, and purification equipment.
A security fence will also be installed.
Two tanks will ensure that up to 5,000 liters of clean water are available at all times.
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Mid-Year Update – More Than 500,000 Nutri-Plenty® Meals!

June 26, 2019
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by dale
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More than 600 volunteers participated in Love the Hungry packaging sessions during the month of June – producing 48,084 Nutri-Plenty® servings. Wellington Elementary School, Kentucky FFA State Convention, and the Ingwersen Family Small Group helped multiply the meals and push the 2019 year-to-date totals above the half-million mark.

As of June 25, 3,160 volunteers of all ages have participated in 33 packaging sessions. Love the Hungry has delivered more than 700,000 fortified servings to partnering organizations in Haiti, Honduras, Malawi, Mali, South Sudan, and Uganda. Five Kentuckiana agencies have assisted in providing 11,000 nutritious meals to local families.

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