Club 11 Service Project
KIDS AGAINST HUNGER
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Club 11 members turned out in force to for the club’s Rotary International Project for the 2015/2016 Rotary year. Our goal was to package 10,000 meals for distribution by World Ministries to impoverished countries with mal-nourished and hungry children.
We worked with World Ministries who provided the food ingredients- rice, soy, vitamins, minerals and dehydrated vegetables- as well as plastic bags, boxes, weight scales and bag sealers. Club 11 provided the facilities and the people power to convert the bulk ingredients into bags with each bag providing a nourishing meal when mixed with water. Then the bags were packed in boxes and loaded onto a trailer ready for shipping to the needed destinations.
The beautiful MAC Art Lounge was turned into a production facility with four assembly lines of 8 – 10 Rotarians adding rice, soy, vitamins and minerals, and dehydrated vegetables to fill plastic bags that are then weighed, sealed and packed into boxes. Meanwhile other Rotarians set up boxes, stacked boxes and moved loaded boxes to the trailer. All of this work and lunch was accomplished in two hours.
We packaged 10,000 meals at a cost of 28 cents per meal. The funds were budgeted as part of our Rotary Internal Committee budget which was funded by the Charitable Giving/Welfare fund.