MSU Rotaract Club feeds the hungry
Over the recent spring break weekend of March 15 to 17, the members of Minot State University Rotaract Club did not take a vacation. Instead, they were hard at work with Kids Against Hunger, another nonprofit organization, fighting the growing problem of world hunger.
Kids Against Hunger, which was founded in Minnesota in the 1990s, has developed a prepackaged meal. The meal, which consists of rice, soy, and vegetables, is fortified with Vitamins A, B6, B12, C and D, as well as iron, iodine, zinc, calcium and other essential nutrients. Completely vegetarian, the meal only needs water for preparation.
"What this organization has done is really quite interesting. They have studied what is lacking in the diets of people in disadvantaged areas all across the globe and put all of those missing nutrients in one meal," said Anthony Anderson, MSU Rotaract Club president. "We’re proud to be a part of this great program.
Kids Against Hunger operates volunteer-staffed facilities across the country to package these meals and ship them to disadvantaged areas. The MSU Rotaract sent a team of volunteers to the closest of these facilities, located in Park Rapids, Minn., to work over the spring break weekend. They prepared 6,546 meals, which will be shipped to Haiti, a country whose population desperately needs food.
The Minot State Rotaract, which was founded in September of 2008, is the collegiate program of the Minot Noon Rotary. It is the only student organization on the Minot State campus whose mission is solely dedicated to service to others.
For more information on this project, contact the Minot State Rotaract at firstname.lastname@example.org.