On Saturday, April 21, the Delta Kiwanis and Key Club teamed up with the Grand Junction Kiwanis Club for their second annual Kids Against Hunger project. The event was held at the Clarion Inn on Horizon Drive. Six members or their families showed up to volunteer.
They included Richard Simmons, G.W. King and his son Evan, Lynn Shirk and Doris and Anha Richards. Evan King represented the Delta Key Club. During the district convention which was held the middle of April in Denver, Evan King was inaugurated into the office of lieutenant governor of District 7 of the Rocky Mountain District of Key Club International.
Denver Kids Against Hunger (KAH) teams up with organizations such as Kiwanis and Key Club to help purchase the food and package it. Each package costs $1.50 to make. When water is added, each package will feed six people. The meals were formulated to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates and vitamins needed by a malnourished child's body and mind. The food is distributed free of charge with 40 percent going to Africa, 40 percent going to Haiti and the remaining 20 percent going to local food banks. Those in attendance produced 325 packages or 19,500 servings of food.
Lynn Shirk, the Kiwanis advisor to Key Club, arranged for the Delta High School Key Club members to present four cases, with 36 packages per case, to Sandy Dombroski, drector of the Delta Food Pantry. The donation will feed a total of 864 individuals. Members in attendance were Evan and Sean King, Jon Shirk, Kaitlyn Suppes, and Ayasha and Alysha Richards. The students were eager to learn about the operation of the local food pantry and to see where they might be able to add support.
The U.S. Postal Service will be hosting its annual food drive on Saturday, May 12. Carriers bring the food to the food pantry and Key Club members are hoping to help sort and shelve food for them that day.blog comments powered by Disqus