146 volunteers in two locations joined Love the Hungry on January 16th for a Day of Service in celebration of Martin Luther King, Jr. Day. Participants included students from Bardstown HS, Bethlehem HS, St. Joseph School, and the University of Louisville, plus volunteers from the Bardstown Rotary Club and Zeta Phi Beta Sorority/Beta Alpha Xi Zeta Chapter. More than 28,000 Nutri-Plenty® servings were packaged – providing nourishment for children and families suffering from chronic hunger.Read More
462 volunteers participated in Love the Hungry packaging sessions during the month of November – producing 105,846 Nutri-Plenty® servings. Participating groups included the Rotary Club of Louisville East Sunrise/CEC Interact, UPS New Hire Pilots, Middletown Christian Church, Immaculate Conception Parish, Thrivent Mid-America Member Network, Louisville Task Force to Aid Ukraine, Taylor Advisors, and St. Aloysius Church and School. Love the Hungry currently has fortified meals being delivered to Cuba, Guatemala, Liberia, and Ukraine to assist in addressing hunger that has reached crisis levels.Read More
In October, Love the Hungry began the transition to a new Packaging Center location at 3103 Fern Valley Rd – Suite 107. Located in the heart of Louisville near the airport, the new site features 4,000 SF of event space that can accommodate groups of 100+ volunteers. The new location also greatly expands the capacity to store raw materials and packaged meals. Details will be announced soon for the official grand opening. Groups of all sizes are welcome to schedule packaging sessions by contacting Love the Hungry at firstname.lastname@example.org or 502-459-9199.Read More
On September 14th, more than 400 students grades K-8 at St. Peter’s Lutheran School (Columbus, IN) worked throughout the school day to create 32,010 fortified Nutri-Plenty® meals. With the help of Orphan Grain Train of Indiana, 132 cartons of nutritious, easy-to-prepare meals will be delivered to Myra, KY to assist the Manna From Heaven food pantry in restocking their shelves. The pantry, that assists underserved families in Letcher County, lost all of its contents during the devastating July 28 flash flooding, including several freezers and refrigerators that were full of perishable food.Read More
Seventy-five YouthWorks volunteers from throughout the U.S. worked in small-group teams in June and July to package more than 22,000 Nutri-Plenty® servings. The fortified meals are being included in shipments of aid to Ukraine, Haiti, and Eastern Kentucky. YouthWorks volunteers also provided help in moving equipment and supplies to a new storage location. THANK YOU YouthWorks for your commitment to serving children and families vulnerable to hunger.Read More
UPS new hire pilots and other team members joined forces to package more than 26,000 Nutri-Plenty servings. 15,000 meals will be included in a shipment of humanitarian aid to Ukraine, and a portion of the meals will also be designated to assist the underserved in the city of Louisville. UPS and Love the Hungry are partnering throughout 2022 for recurring monthly service projects that will result in more than 100,000 total meals for children and families most vulnerable to hunger throughout the world.Read More
In support of the people of Ukraine, local nonprofits and community organizations are partnering to provide humanitarian aid that will address the most urgent needs. To learn how Louisville is taking action, visit: http://www.louisvilleky.gov/ukraine
With the help of volunteers of all ages, Love the Hungry will be packaging fortified meals throughout the month of April. Your donation will have a direct impact on multiplying the meals. https://www.givegab.com/campaigns/20-000-meals-to-ukraineRead More
More than 100 student volunteers from St. Aloysius, Immaculate Conception, St. Margaret Mary, St. Patrick, and Sacred Heart Academy packaged 23,760 Nutri-Plenty® servings that will provide humanitarian aid to children and families fleeing war in Ukraine. The fortified meals are being donated to Operation Ukraine, a nonprofit organization with more than 20 years of experience working in Ukraine, and will likely be delivered to Poland to assist refugees. An additional 50,000 servings are being provided by Love the Hungry.
If your organization would like to sponsor a Love the Hungry packaging session, please send an email to email@example.com or phone 502-459-9199.Read More
Since 2013, the Bardstown Rotary Club and local high school students have commemorated Martin Luther King, Jr. Day by partnering with Love the Hungry to package fortified meals for children and families vulnerable to hunger. On January 17th, forty-eight volunteers produced 20,154 Nutri-Plenty® servings – resulting in a grand total of more than 215,000 total meals packaged through ten annual service events! Only four other regional organizations have produced more meals since Love the Hungry was launched in 2012.
A portion of the fortified meals packaged in 2022 were donated to the disaster response efforts in Bowling Green, KY to assist families impacted by the December tornado outbreak.Read More
More than 500 volunteers participated in Love the Hungry packaging sessions during the month of September – producing 68,166 fortified meals! St. Peter’s Lutheran School (Columbus, IN) engaged students grades K-8 in a day-long service project that generated 30,000+ meals. The numbers were also boosted by teams from Middletown Christian Church, Louisville Bourbon Club, Sacred Heart Academy, and Calvary Christian Center.Read More