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Kids Against Hunger

By Staff | Apr 20, 2009

When Melissa Anne decided to partner with ‘Kids Against Hunger’ in the spring of 2008, she set a personal goal for herself. She wanted to feed 23,000 children by Easter.

That dream became a reality on Good Friday (April 10) as two teams of volunteers packaged food in her rented building on Winnebago’s main street. It is the site she selected months ago with the dream it would one day house a local satellite food packaging site for ‘Kids Against Hunger.’

Dale Telle, a representative from the New Hope headquarter office, gave the volunteers a rundown on what goes into each packet as he set-up the assembly line for the process to begin.

Two teams of approximately 20 volunteers each, helped with the packaging during their two hour shifts. They were comprised of members from the Presbyterian, Baptist and Methodist Churches in Winnebago and the Amboy Lutheran Church.

“I have no expectations as to how many we’ll end-up packaging,” says Melissa Ann. However, a full group of nine or ten people can normally package 1,500-2,000 servings in a one hour period.

Some of the food packaged in Winnebago for ‘Kids Against Hunger’ will go to Southern Minnesota food shelves says Melissa Anne.