Kids Against Hunger

Published 2:53 pm Tuesday, March 9, 2010

According to, Kids Against Hunger’s purpose is to “significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and feed starving children throughout the world.”

On Saturday, Feb. 27, Bainbridge College Rotaract members and Bainbridge High School Interact club members joined together in Cairo, Ga., to volunteer for Kids Against Hunger, a nonprofit organization operated by Melvin and Anne Horne.

In attendance were Rotaract members Meghan Vickers and Caitlyn Swords along with their sponsors, Ann Brannen and Sheila McLendon. Interact members participating were Gabby Howard, Jamere Hopkins, Amber Johnson, Quiana Childs and Samantha Yates. Bainbridge Rotarian Dean Free also volunteered his time at the event.

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The Bainbridge Rotary Club donated $2,000 to Kids Against Hunger, and the Rotaract and Interact clubs served by measuring and packaging nutritional bags of food consisting of rice, soy, vitamins, flavoring and a blend of vegetables. Packaged in specially designed bags, the packets of food will help stop malnutrition in children. Each bag has a shelf life of three years.

In a span of two hours, and with the help of 10 volunteers, enough food was packaged for 2,376 earthquake victims in Haiti, and with the help of Rotary’s generous donation, more than 7,000 people will be supplied meals.

Meghan J. VickersBainbridge, Ga.