On November 5, 2016 CARE for AIDS and Feeding Children Everywhere will gather 2,000 volunteers in Atlanta, GA and 350 volunteers in Cleveland, OH to pack over 386,000 meals for families living with HIV/AIDS in Kenya. This is a great opportunity to engage your family, neighbors, friends, and church members in a hands-on service experience benefitting the clients of CARE for AIDS. Registration is free and we are excited to engage the community in this exciting event. There is no age requirement (families are welcome!) but there will not be childcare on site.
Who: Individuals and families of all ages!
What: A 3 hour food packing event benefiting CARE for AIDS
Where: The event will be held at the Georgia International Convention Center
When: Saturday, November 5th 2016 from 10am-1pm
What is a hunger project?
Hunger Projects are a high-energy, practical and hands-on way for anyone to make a tangible difference in the fight against global hunger. With music booming, lentils flying and a sea of hairnets, our volunteers work together to create a truly dynamic experience and the by-product? Healthy meals packaged for hungry children.
About the meal
Feeding Children Everywhere has a commitment to those they serve—to provide the healthiest meal possible for children and families around the world. This is why they chose to work directly with a nutritionist to put together the ingredients of our famous lentil casserole. The meal is all-natural with no artificial flavorings or vitamin mix. The meal is also a sustainable addition to the daily diet. With our natural ingredients, there is no concern about eating this lentil casserole each and every day.
The 336,000 meals packed at the hunger project on November 5th will be shipped to Nairobi, Kenya and distributed to families living with HIV/AIDS through the CARE for AIDS program.
How does this benefit CARE for AIDS?
CARE for AIDS operates centers in multiple communities throughout Kenya, and each center is located within a local Kenyan church. Each center has two counselors who guide a class of 80 clients at a time through a nine-month program. Throughout the program these clients experience transformation in five key areas; physical, emotional, social, economic, and spiritual.
Having access to nutrition, medication, spiritual support, education, and employment resources helps clients break the cycle of poverty and disease. Nutrition is a particularly important aspect of physical transformation for our clients. The food packed during this event will be enough to provide proper nutrition to support our clients and their families through five full phases of our program.
Learn more about the CARE for AIDS program here.
Atlanta, GA Hunger Project
Hunger Project Sponsors
Interested in becoming a corporate sponsor for this event? Learn how here.