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.Read More
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.Read More
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.
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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.Read More
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.Read More
297 volunteers participated in Love the Hungry packaging sessions during the month of May – generating 31,410 fortified Nutri-Plenty® servings. Our thanks to Bob Hook Chevrolet, Switzerland County Elementary School, Stewart Small Group Bible Study, and Kenwood Station Elementary School for providing volunteer teams of all ages to help multiply the meals.
Love the Hungry also partnered with Convoy of Hope and Children’s Lifeline to begin moving more than 170,000 Nutri-Plenty® meals to Haiti. Political unrest, inflation, and other economic woes have pushed more and more Haitians into crisis as they struggle to provide for their most basic needs.Read More
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