Lakefield College School supports Kids Against Hunger
When Grade 9 students from Lakefield College School participated in the Youth Philanthropy Initiative in 2013, Tara McCleery, Sydney Ginns and Caitlin Lovick chose Kids Against Hunger as their charity of choice.
Since the organization is an international one and not specifically local, it wasn’t selected as the winning project; but that did not stop these three girls from getting involved.
“The mission of Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children ... to feed starving children throughout the world ...
“The organization’s approach to achieving its goal – the eradication of world hunger – includes the packaging of a highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casserole by volunteers at numerous locations within the USA and Canada, and the distribution of those meals to starving children and their families in over 60 countries through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide.
“Last year alone, volunteers at Kids Against Hunger’s food packaging centres across the USA packaged 40 million meals for children and their families around the world and around the corner.” (http://kidsagainsthunger.org).
The girls became passionate about Kids Against Hunger and lobbied their classmates at Lakefield College School to support this cause this year.
The entire Grade 10 class have committed to raise $5,346 to provide three skids of food – which is 21,384 meal bags to be sent to the Dominican Republic.
Through various events on campus, including bake sales, a Casino Night, Coffee House and Talent Show, an Empty Bowls and Soup Lunch and the sales of t-shirts and flowers, they have achieved their goal.
On Wednesday, April 9, the Grade 10 students gathered in the Lakefield College School gymnasium and packaged up all 21,384 meal bags.
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