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Rotary Meals for Kids Packaging event

On Saturday, October 19th 100 volunteers from Waterbury and the Mad River Valley will gather together at Harwood Union High School to aid in a campaign to end global hunger by 2030. You can be one of them! The event is co-sponsored by the Mad River Valley and Waterbury Rotary Clubs, and the Harwood Union Interact Club.

The 20,000 meals packed at the event will be distributed primarily to school feeding programs in developing countries through Rise Against Hunger, a nonprofit dedicated to eliminating hunger in our lifetime. A major goal of this event and thousands like it is to encourage parents in developing countries to send their children to school. To escape the cycle of poverty, history has shown that a country must achieve at least a 40% literacy rate. Rise Against Hunger meals provide more than nourishment. They also provide a powerful incentive for children to stay in school.

Because food insecurity is an issue for many locally as well, all are encouraged to bring non-expired, non-opened boxes and cans of non-perishables, fresh fruit and vegetables to donate to the Waterbury Area and Mad River Valley Food Shelf.

It’s not too late to sign up to donate 2 hours of your time to experience this high-energy, fun event for people of all ages and abilities! The event will run from 12:00 – 2:00 PM. To see a video about the program and to register as a Meals for Kids volunteer, click button below.