Kids! Against! Hunger!

Mom and I joined a buncha other people this past Saturday to pack dried meals specially formulated to build up malnourished children. The group that arranged the event was Kids Against Hunger.

We’ve been collecting money through our churches and in our families (next-door grandson donated about a truckload of quarters!). The money bought the supplies.

On Saturday, we all gathered in a big multi-purpose room — in the same location where I went to childbirth classes, as a matter of fact — just walking in there made me start breathing in through my mouth and out through my nose … or was it the other way around …?

gtmaKAHANYWAY, they gave us hairnets and sent us to our tables, gave us instructions, and off we went!

Mom and I didn’t get to work together, but that was okay. The organizers put on a nifty mix of lively music, from Rockin’ Robin to Call Me Maybe, and we measured and we weighed and we sealed and we packed. As soon as a box was filled, the packer rang a cowbell and everybody cheered!

The event lasted for an hour and a half, then everybody took turns lining up in front of the filled boxes to have their group pictures taken. Here’s the crew of reprobates from my church and our sister church.

KidsAgainstHunger2013And the number of meals we all packed in 90 minutes?

KAH2013That was a record for the Louisville area! …Until next time. 🙂

I’m posting today at Fatal Foodies on the subject of Chili Soup.

A WRITING PROMPT FOR YOU: List twelve possible plots or plot points that could involve such an event.



I was born in Louisville, Kentucky, but now live in the woods in southern Indiana. Though I only write fiction, I love to read non-fiction. The more I learn about this world, the more fantastic I see it is.

You may also like...

One thought on “Kids! Against! Hunger!

  1. Jane

    January 29, 2013 at 11:20am

    WOW, kids! That’s a lot of square meals!

    I love the pix. Congratulations.

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
  2. Parkville Locksmith

    April 18, 2013 at 1:49am

    Hey i really appreciate your work and it is a very noble cause that you have collected money through the churches and families and then you distributed the package of meals in between the poor and hungry childs…

    Permalink  ⋅ Reply
    • Author

Leave a Reply, If You Ple-az

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.