Thursday, December 1, 2022

Kids Against Hunger

Kids Against Hunger of Southwest Florida is the community and international project of The Rotary Club of Naples with the goal to package and distribute a fortified rice casserole to those in need. With the help and support of the local community we have packaged and distributed more than 9,000,000 meals.

Where do the meals go? Kids Against Hunger gives away the meals free of charge. Through a distribution network utilizing the Harry Chapin Food Bank and Collier Harvest we are currently providing over 12,000 meals a week to the Collier County Public Schools for homeless and underprivileged children to take home. Between both organizations the meals are distributed to over 200 agencies in Southwest Florida.

Community Packaging Event A packaging event is a community-involved project. Participants are trained in how to package the food – about ten minutes, the rest of the time will be spent packaging the food. The ingredients of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, vitamins/minerals and chicken flavoring make a complete, nutritious meal. There are six meals to a bag, 36 bags to a box for a total of 216 meals per box.

A typical packaging event lasts about two hours. During that time each person can typically assemble about 350 meals. There’s no heavy lifting so volunteers of all ages and abilities can participate.

Marco Island Packaging Event The Marco Island Sunrise Rotary, in conjunction with the Kiwanis Club of Marco, the Marco Island Chamber of Commerce and Noontime Rotary are sponsoring a Kids Against Hunger packaging event. Our goal is to assemble 100,000 meals for exclusive distribution in Collier County. We need your help.

WHEN:  Saturday, October  9, 2010, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.

WHERE:  Marco Island Charter Middle School – Marco Island, Florida

VOLUNTEER:  We are looking for 325 volunteers – all ages and abilities – to assemble meals. Students are welcome and necessary for a successful event.

CONTRIBUTE:  Fundraising goal is $15,000.

We suggest that each adult participant contribute an optional $25 donation which is tax deductible. There are no administrative charges. 100% of all money raised pays for the cost of the meals.

For more information please contact: Wayne Purvis  239 389-1265 or email

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