Kids Against Hunger
Heather Deyrieux - Conference Chair
The 2011 HR Florida Conference & Expo will be raising money and awareness for Kids Against Hunger, a non-profit humanitarian food-aid organization that was incorporated in 1999. Their mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed starving children throughout the world. We are very excited about supporting this incredible organization.
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. In 2009 alone, volunteers at Kids Against Hunger’s food packaging centers across the USA packaged over 48 million meals for children and their families around the world and around the corner.
The local office in Lake Mary, Florida will join us at the conference for a fun, team-building event. Teams of approximately 14 people can work together to mix and package the dry ingredients to produce around 2,000-2,500 meals per hour, and multiple packing lines can be set up. The more money we raise prior to the conference, the more packaging we can do at the conference! Onsite donations during the conference will also be accepted AND online donations can be made any time leading up to the conference by clicking here.
Each meal costs only $0.25 or $1.50 for one bag which includes six one-cup servings. Each 32 lb. box of food holds 36 bags of food. That is the equivalent of 216 meals at a program cost of only $54.