Sorry, but there are things happening that are not inductive of a true desire to help others. Too many self directing issues and inward focused activities. I have absolutely no trust in their operation of in their leadership.
I have been blessed to work with this organization for a number of years. From packing TEN THOUSAND meals at a smaller event to being on the committee when we packed ONE MILLION meals in two days. The entire staff and lead volunteers only care about one thing, getting nutritious food to those that are hungry, It can be across the street or anyplace in the world. They provided food for familys and workers after the Joplin tornado by taking food directly to the people. They respond as quick as possible whenever disaster strikes, anywhere in the world. While I have no idea how many meals have been packed, I am sure countless lives have been changed and saved due to their efforts. On mission trips to Africa I have seen the plight of the poor. They will eat any protein they can find, bugs, birds, and yes, even rats. When they are provided with food from Kids Against Hunger they have smiles that would brighten the cloudiest day you have ever seen. When the only item on their bucket list, is to have one more meal, the food from Kids Against Hunger gives, not only nourishment, but a brighter look at a future.
Did you know that 1 out of every 9 people in the world today is going hungry or does not know where their next meal is coming from? I am so very blessed to have become involved with Kids Against Hunger and their mission to feed the hungry. As a donor (which also means I get to package the meals) I know the meals will save a life and provide that child, adult, teen with the necessary nutrition to be healthy in body and mind. No one feeling can ever compare to helping feed a family and know they will survive. Another wonderful aspect is that I know my donation goes into healthy, life sustaining meals shipped to over 60 countries in the world. What a wonderful feeling and experience! Everyone should try to become involved and package Kids Against Hunger meals.
Kids Against Hunger did a great job with helping us a run a food packing event for 250 people and 40,000 meals! From my first contact with Stephen McBee he was helpful in planning our event and answer my many questions as we planned this event. Stephen came to Michigan for our event and did a great job running the event as well as making sure people felt part of the event. We packed 40,000 meals in less then 2 hours and it was a party the whole time. I highly recommend working with Kids Against Hunger and Stephen McBee for any food packing events you may want to do. One of the biggest benefits of this event was that the food we packed stayed in our local community and helped those people who are in our community!
I have worked with teens for 25+ years and Kids Against Hunger has an incredible model of helping American's get into the fight against hunger. No where have I seen an organization be so scale-able that they can help a Kindergarten class of 12 students in San Francisco be apart of making a difference, and then at the same time engage 500 students to pack 50,000 meals in 50 minutes in White Fish, MT. They provide a service both to the needy and to those packing the food. We all yern to belong to something bigger than ourselves and when you pack food with Kids Against Hunger...You do just that. I HIGHLY recommend any business, school or church divert their fiscal and man power resources to hosting a packing event. It will make a difference in our communities and it will make a difference to our own people.
I have had the opportunity to pack with Kids Against Hunger and personally deliver food for over 11 years. When the tornado in Joplin, Missouri hit I traveled down to help cook and distribute food to the people in need. That is when it really hit for me. I got to hand package this food AND hand deliver this food. I saw first had what this organization does and the people of Joplin were beyond grateful and blessed. This organization is hands on and helps people around the world, you want to send food somewhere? They make sure they try their absolute hardest to get that food to people in need. Life changing organization.....
I have been working and volunteering with this company for over 10 years. Every year gets better and better. The heart of the people working here is beyond anyone I have ever met. They work so hard to feed as many people as possible. A lot of times you donate to a company and you have no idea where your money goes, this nonprofit is so different. You are hands on with the process of packing the food and seeing exactly the location where it is sent to. The network is so large and corporate office can make sure if you want to pack, you WILL package food. The food LITERALLY saves lives, not just keeps peoples bellies full for a couple days, the food keeps people alive and changes not only their lives but the lives of the people packing food. I would not want to work or volunteer with any other company.
I have worked with Kids Against Hunger for several years now and I can honestly say I have never worked with such an amazing organization. My wife and I have supported many non-profits over the years and each one of those organizations has done good. My experience with Kids Against Hunger is different in the fact that they don't just want my money...they want me and my time as well if I want to give it. I get to see hands on where my money goes and see the impact of the work they do in feeding children locally and around the world. I truly feel I am helping fulfill one of the greatest commands...to feed the hungry!
Over 10 years ago, our family had the opportunity to volunteer to pack food with Kids Against Hunger Freedom Foods. We loved the experience! It was something that met the needs of my children ages 4, 6, 8 and 10! The hands on opportunity to pour the ingredients into the bags and put them in boxes that we knew were going to feed those half way around the world was so rewarding. Our family has continued to stay involved all these years --and my kids are adults now! We have traveled all over the US to disaster areas to share the food with those in need. I had the opportunity to meet the founder, Richard Proudfit a few years back and what a legacy this man has left! Our lives have been enriched by being part of Kids Against Hunger Freedom Foods and we are so excited to be able to continue to serve.
CBSHOME has worked with the Kids Against Hunger organization for the last 3 years and the fall of 2017 will be our fourth year. It has been a project that has brought many of our agents and staff into a team building, competitive environment of fun and personal satisfaction. Realtors by nature are very competitive as is our management team and high in spirit with a reward at the end of their day. Be it selling a property, working with a new buyer or assisting in getting the transaction completed. The understanding that such a large need (of food) for something we take for granted is present within our Metro area and elsewhere around the world in the the USA is important and paramount to why we have reached out and teamed up with Kids Against Hunger Freedom Food organization. For the dollars raised and donated by the company and the participants we have packaged over 120,000 meals which goes to feed a family that lives not that far away from you. Knowing that we are bringing a smile to someones face is all the reward we need. I encourage all that this may reach to sign up and allow your organization to give and receive back by participating with this fantastic organization. You will cherish the experience.