489 volunteers participated in seven packaging sessions during the month of April, including events throughout the “Mayor’s Week of Service.” Groups included AIG, Beargrass Christian Youth, Fairdale High School, First Christian Church (Lawrenceburg), Humana, Jefferson County Retired Teachers, Long John Silver, Louisville Geek, Louisville Metro Government, Middletown Christian, Redeemer Lutheran Church, Sacred Heart Academy, Sam Aguiar Injury Lawyers, and Waggener High School. 76,926 fortified meals were packaged during “Give A Day” service projects.Read More
Student volunteers at Fairdale High School packaged more than 17,000 Nutri-Plenty meals during their second annual “Fairdale Feeds The World” service project. Students helped coordinate the event from start to finish, including fundraising, set up, meal packaging, and clean up. A milestone was reached during the packaging session as the 500,000th “Give A Day” meal was produced.
Each year during the month of April, Louisville dedicates a week of service to engage volunteers in acts of compassion. Since 2012, Love the Hungry has been a partner in the annual event.Read More
More than 700,000 people have been impacted by disastrous flooding in Malawi, prompting a first-of-its-kind response from three local nonprofits. Supplies Over Seas, WaterStep, and Love the Hungry have teamed up to provide a “First Reponse” pallet of health aid that is being flown to the disaster site. It includes first aid medical supplies, clean water technology, and enough fortified Nutri-Plenty® servings to feed 150 children for two weeks. The donated supplies are valued at more than $16,000 and will be received by Kasupe Ministries of Malawi. Shipping costs have been covered by the Greater Louisville Medical Foundation and the family of Martha Harding.Read More
970 volunteers participated in seven packaging events during the month of March – producing 136,878 Nutri-Plenty® servings. Our thanks to groups from Bellarmine University, Ewing Elementary School, First Baptist Church (Grayson, KY), GPNA Neighborhood Association, Kentuckiana Association of UCC Churches, Prichard Elementary School, SECC Small Group, Shelby Christian Church, Shelbyville Rotary Club, and St. Michael’s Catholic Parish.
The month included two special milestones. Students at Prichard Elementary School packaged the 6,000,000th total meal and Love the Hungry also celebrated the 35,000th volunteer to participate in a packaging session. Shelby Christian Church/Shelbyville Rotary and the Kentuckiana Association of UCC Churches also became the newest members of the LTH “100,000 Meals Club.”
A significant amount of humanitarian aid was shipped during the month, including a container shipment (250,000+ meals and other supplies) to South Sudan, two pallets of fortified meals to Haiti, and a “First Response” shipment of aid to Malawi.Read More
2019 is off to a great start as more than 1,000 volunteers of all ages have participated in Love the Hungry packaging sessions. Churches, synagogues, schools, community organizations, and corporate teams have stepped up to take action to end hunger. Each fortified meal will provide nourishment and hope to children and families suffering from chronic hunger. During the first quarter of 2019, humanitarian aid is being delivered to Eastern Europe, Guatemala, Haiti, and South Sudan.Read More
Employees from throughout the country gathered in Louisville, KY for GE Appliances annual “Big Event” leadership conference and engaged in four one-hour Love the Hungry packaging sessions. 370 volunteers participated in the service project – producing 88,080 Nutri-Plenty® servings. The fortified meals will be included in upcoming shipments to Guatemala, South Sudan, and other locations.
GE Appliances also reached a significant milestone, surpassing 200,000 total meals packaged in partnership with Love the Hungry.Read More
Each month, Love the Hungry designates a Saturday for individuals and small groups to participate in a packaging session. It’s a great opportunity for students, families, local business teams, and other groups to join together for a fun and meaningful service event. Individuals and families are welcome, or you can recruit 10 – 12 volunteers to fill a complete packaging line. Volunteers as young as six years may participate with adult supervision. A suggested donation of $25 per person helps offset the cost of packaging supplies and delivery.
Upcoming dates and start times include:
Saturday, February 23 10 AM
Saturday, March 30 10 AM
Saturday, April 13 9 AM
All small group sessions take place at the LTH Packaging Center, 4209 Gardiner View Avenue. To learn more or to register, please phone 502-459-9199.Read More
820 volunteers participated in packaging events during the month of January – producing 161,842 Nutri-Plenty® servings! It’s the highest January total in program history. The events included two MLK Day service projects.
Our thanks to the following groups for helping to multiply the meals:
Resurrection Lutheran Church, Christ Church United Methodist, St. Aloysius 8th Grade Confirmation Students, Bardstown Rotary/Bethlehem High School, The Temple, St. Aloysius Parish and School, Unity Chapel (Harrison County, IN), GE AppliancesRead More
140 volunteers of all ages gathered at two Martin Luther King, Jr. Day service projects and took action to end hunger. For the eighth consecutive year, Bardstown Rotary Club and local high school volunteers mobilized at Bethlehem High School, packaging 21,624 Nutri-Plenty servings. The Temple (Louisville, KY) also hosted an inter-faith event where volunteers produced 10,848 fortified meals.
Love the Hungry is preparing humanitarian aid shipments for Guatemala, South Sudan, and Eastern Europe during the first quarter of 2019.
To learn more about how your group can host a Love the Hungry event, phone 502-459-9199.Read More
Love the Hungry is grateful for the many individuals and organizations that supported our mission throughout 2018. Here’s a look at the numbers:
- 4,870 volunteers participated in 68 packaging sessions
- 812,898 Nutri-Plenty® servings packaged throughout the year
- 5,697,522 total meals packaged since inception (2012)
- 520,344 meals delivered to non-governmental partners in Haiti, Guatemala, Dominican Republic and Niger
- 52,920 meals delivered to 13 local organizations
- 450,000+ meals in inventory ready to deliver in 2019
Every Nutri-Plenty® serving provides nourishment and hope to children and families most vulnerable to chronic hunger. Thank you for making 2018 another meaningful year!Read More