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9/21/2012 6:01:00 AM
'Food for Kidz' annual event to be held at LUHS Oct. 20
For the fifth straight year, Lakeland Union High School will be the site for the “Food for Kidz” event. Volunteers gather throughout the day to package a high-protein meal that are sent around the world.Staff photograph 

For the fifth straight year, Lakeland Union High School will be the site for the “Food for Kidz” event. Volunteers gather throughout the day to package a high-protein meal that are sent around the world.

Staff photograph 

Volunteers prepare finished meal packages for shipping to countries around the world.Staff photograph 

Volunteers prepare finished meal packages for shipping to countries around the world.

Staff photograph 


For the fifth year in a row, volunteers from the Lakeland area and surrounding communities will team up with the non-profit organization “Food for Kidz” to help reduce world hunger. 

This event will take place Saturday, Oct. 20, at Lakeland Union High School, Minocqua.

Food for Kidz, a program of feeding children internationally, is an opportunity to serve others by packaging high protein, low cost meals which are then sent to those who need them. Many of those who receive these meals eat one meal a day. 

The mission of Food for Kidz is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed God’s starving children throughout the world. Last year at LUHS, 450 volunteers packaged 124,000 meals. The goal this year is to package 150,000 meals in just four hours. 

To accomplish this, 600 volunteers are needed. There will be two shifts Saturday morning. The first shift is 8-10 a.m. and the second is 10 a.m.-noon. 

People of all ages are needed, from elementary age children, youth, young adults, the elderly, families and anyone who has a heart ready to help others.  

Getting involved is easy. Look for volunteer sign-up sheets at many area churches, the Minocqua Area Chamber of Commerce, MHLT, AV-W and LUHS schools. 

Donations are also needed to pay for the food. Each meal costs only 15 cents, but 150,000 meals will cost $22,500. A donation of $32.40 will buy a box of food that will make 216 meals, but donations of any amount will be greatly appreciated. 

Make checks payable to Food For Kidz and send it to John Breiten, 1061 Keppler Road, Winchester, WI 54557.








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