• 6,909,444 total meals provided

    Celebrating 1,341 volunteers of all ages

    packaging 316,488 Nutri-Plenty® meals in 2020!

News/Updates

Small Groups Help Launch The New Year

February 5, 2021
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by dale
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Working in teams of eleven, volunteers of all ages are multiplying the meals each week at the Love the Hungry Packaging Center. With strict attention to CDC guidelines and a newly-configured packaging process, small groups are assured of a safe, socially-distanced environment that can produce thousands of Nutri-Plenty® servings in less than 90 minutes. In January, small groups packaged 20,232 fortified meals.

In February, packaging teams are scheduled every Saturday beginning at 10 AM. Additional opportunities are available for weekday teams. To learn more, contact Love the Hungry at 502-459-9199 or info@lovethehungry.org.

Each step of the packaging process is designed to provide safe distancing for volunteers.
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A Look Back at 2020

January 6, 2021
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by dale
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By now, you’ve heard words describing 2020 over and over again. Challenging. Unprecedented. A new normal. Global pandemic.

As our team reflects on 2020, we choose to emphasize the word “thankful.” Thankful for the transition to small-group events that enabled 1,341 volunteers of all ages to safely participate in packaging sessions. Thankful for the 316,488 Nutri-Plenty servings created throughout the year despite a limited event schedule. Thankful for the 607,834 nutritious meals that were delivered to children and families in eight countries, including 100,000 meals to agencies throughout Kentuckiana and the United States. Thankful for the individual donors and community organizations that entrust us with their dollars to multiply the meals.

As the new year begins, we’re committed to evaluating the changing circumstances that surround us and to making the adjustments that will enable an even greater level of participation in the mission to deliver nourishment and hope to those vulnerable to hunger. We can’t delay. Please join us.

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200,000+ Nutri-Plenty® servings distributed in October

November 13, 2020
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by dale
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In order for Love the Hungry’s mission to be complete, our fortified meals must reach children and families vulnerable to hunger. In our largest monthly distribution of 2020, more than 200,000 Nutri-Plenty® servings were distributed to the following partners:

— Nile Orphan Care (South Sudan) 145,000

— Children’s Lifeline (Haiti) 43,000

— Thankful Hearts Food Pantry (Pikeville, KY) 13,000

— Orphan Grain Train (San Benito, TX Outreach) 7,500

Nutri-Plenty® meals will help the Thankful Hearts Food Pantry (Pikeville, KY) serve the growing number of families in need of assistance.
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LTH Provides Nutri-Plenty® meals to Beirut, Lebanon

September 10, 2020
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by dale
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The massive explosion in the port of Beirut, Lebanon displaced more than 300,000 people and severely damaged infrastructure for miles. At the request of Hearts in Motion, a nonprofit organization based in NW Indiana, Love the Hungry provided 15,000 fortified Nutri-Plenty meals and 56 hand-quilted blankets. The essential items are included in a shipment of humanitarian aid being coordinated by Hearts in Motion.

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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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