Thank you for supporting the 2013 St. Louis World Food Day event and for making a difference in the lives of thousands of hungry children and families living in St. Louis and Tanzania. Whether you helped as a Packaging Partner, a Sponsor, or a Leadership Volunteer, we owe the success of this year’s effort to each and every one of you.
Throughout the day, CEOs packaged alongside 3rd graders, professional athletes sealed packages with a vengeance, and co-workers bonded with one another while wearing very stylish hairnets. Later in the evening, students from 20 area high schools participated in the annual High School Rally Night during which they packaged meals for three hours (while listening to some very loud music!)
More than 1600 people participated in the event and together they packaged 370,000 meals!
The St. Louis Area Foodbank will distribute over 160,000 of the fortified macaroni & cheese meals to local neighbors in need, while the remaining 200,000+ rice/soy protein meals will be delivered to Tanzania to help at the same school-based feeding program we assisted last year.
With World Health Organization statistics suggesting that a child dies every six seconds from malnutrition and related illnesses, the St. Louis World Food Day event raises awareness, increases understanding, and equips people to take action to alleviate hunger, both locally and internationally.
Thank you St. Louis for supporting this local and international humanitarian event!