Volunteers prepare more than 200,000 meals to send to children in need

Posted at 8:45 PM, Feb 21, 2015
and last updated 2015-02-21 22:45:47-05

SALT LAKE CITY -- Hungry children around the world can count on at least one meal a day for a year thanks to volunteers in Salt Lake City who came together Saturday.

Feed My Hungry Children and K2 The Church partnered up to assemble more than 210,000 meals for kids in need. Each "Manna Pack" contains rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and a vitamin powder that helps them absorb all of the nutrients.

About a thousand volunteers came together to pay for and put together the food packages. Maureen Evans, Kids Feeding Kids Host Coordinator, spoke about their efforts.

“It’s important because there are starving children all over the world, and our community has come together to make a difference in all of these kids’ lives,” she said.

The meals will be distributed to a variety of different countries and will feed about 500 kids one meal each day for a year.

Feed My Hungry Children is a Christian non-profit group that works to end world hunger. For more information, visit their website.