KDLT Home KDLT on Facebook KDLT on Twitter Get the KDLT iPhone App Get the KDLT Android App

Volunteers Pack 100,000 Meals For Children



Bookmark and Share

Around 500 people from all over the Sioux Empire went to a local church Saturday to bag meals for children in third world countries. The meals will be sent to places like Haiti and Nicaragua where thousands of children die of hunger each day.

“Take some chicken powder, and put it in the bag, and then the dried vegetables,” said Sydnei Olsen, a volunteer from Sioux Falls.

Olsen and her dance team said the rest of these bags are filled with soybeans and rice, and then they are weighed and packed up. Olsen said taking two hours out of her time on a Saturday is an easy decision, considering her hard work is benefiting those less fortunate than her.   
 
"I just thought it was a good idea to do it,” said Olsen.
     
Olsen, along with hundreds of others from the Sioux Empire are bagging specially formulated meals for malnourished children in third world countries.

"One of our main vision is to serve other people so we heard about 'Feed My Starving Children', and we just thought it would be such a perfect event,” said Carley Costello, Servant 3 board member.

The event was put together by youth group leaders from Gloria Dei Lutheran Church. Youth leaders said teaming up with ‘Feed My Starving Children,’ was on way to show people how easy and fun it can be to help those in need.

 "From one meal the kids can go from malnourished to healthy, so it’s a good feeling that we are making 100,000 meals,” said Jack Nachtigal, a Servant 3 board member.

Each volunteer is estimated to make 216 meals, which is equivalent to one box. And those 216 meals could feed nearly 300 starving children.
       
“We really want people to know they can actually make a difference in people's lives,” said Costello.
     
All it takes is a little hard work and a few cups of water.

The meals will go back to Minnesota, where Feed My Starving Children has a packing site, and then will be shipped out to one of 70 countries the organization works with, within the next few weeks.

Volunteers ended up packing 108,864 meals, which will feed 298 children for an entire year. 
< Prev Story Back To Top Next Story >
     

Wild Water West's Season Ends With A Splash

Monday marked the last day of the season for Wild Water West, and swimmers couldn't have asked for ...

Labor Day Celebration Parade Attracts Many  story with video

Hundreds of people set up camp Monday morning on the streets of Wagner in hopes of snagging a ...

Olive Garden Takes Restaurant To Police Station For Labor Day

For 13 years, Olive Garden has been serving up lunch for those who ...

Retailer Encouraged By Pheasant Numbers  story with video  Sep. 1

Proposed Wind Farm Nears First Goal  Sep. 1

Fallen Kite Leads To Missouri River Search  Sep. 1

Pierre Planning For SD Gov's Inauguration  Sep. 1

Workers Spraying Missouri River Sandbars   Sep. 1

Move-In Day At The University Of Sioux Falls  Sep. 1

School Of Mines Helps Native American Artists  Sep. 1

Police Searching For Motel Shooting Suspect  Sep. 1

SECT Brings 'Little Shop of Horrors' To Life  story with video  Sep. 1

Rockin' The Pantry Kicks Off  Aug. 31

Foods To Eat To Survive In The Great Outdoors  Aug. 31

Final Splash In Sioux Falls Public Pools  Aug. 31

State Fair Hopes To Raise Money For 4-H Hall  story with video  Aug. 31

SD Man Sentenced In Beating Case  Aug. 31

Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Porn Charges  Aug. 31

Agriculture Equipment Sales Decline In 2014  Aug. 31

New Director Of SD Ag Services Division  Aug. 31

SD Journalist Pens Book On 1969 Vikings  Aug. 31

KDLT News Archive
     

Final Splash In Sioux Falls Public Pools

It may be the unofficial end of summer, but today was ...

Ex-Teacher Pleads Not Guilty To Porn Charges

A former middle school teacher in Rapid City has ...

SD Man Sentenced In Beating Case

A Dupree man has been sentenced to one year in prison in an assault ...

Agriculture Equipment Sales Decline In 2014  Aug. 31

Foods To Eat To Survive In The Great Outdoors  Aug. 31

SD Journalist Pens Book On 1969 Vikings  Aug. 31

New Director Of SD Ag Services Division  Aug. 31

State Fair Hopes To Raise Money For 4-H Hall  story with video  Aug. 31

KDLT News Archive
     

Valencia Spark Canaries In 2014

Off the field, Sioux Falls Canaries outfielder Chris Valencia works as an ...

Canaries Shutout To End Dismal Season

FARGO, ND - Unable to figure out Jake Laber of the Fargo-Moorhead RedHawks (43-56), the ...

Ruwe Ruins RedHawks  story with video

FARGO, ND - Kyle Ruwe (6-8) saved his best for last and was spectacular in his final start ...

Oregon Coach Praises USD & Hurt Quarterback  story with video  Aug. 31

Gridiron Greatness: August 31st, 2014  story with video  Aug. 31

Lujan Takes Jacks Reigns After Sumner Injury  story with video  Aug. 31

Kevin Earl Hurt In Coyotes Loss At Oregon  story with video  Aug. 31

SDSU Loses Sumner, Game To Missouri  story with video  Aug. 30

KDLT Sports Stories
     
Back To Top