Food for Kidz and Agape Ministry have officially partnered up to serve those who are struggling with hunger!

Food for Kidz has officially partnered up with Agape Ministries in Othello Washington expanding their reach to deliver meals to central Washington.

This new partnership will help get nutritious meals to the smaller communities that are struggling with hunger. Agape already reaches out towards the Canadian border and overseas to their Ministry in the Philippines. Continuing to grow here will allow us to take care of those locally as well as planning to ship overseas.

Eastpoint church loves us we love them!

After seeing what Food for Kidz is all about and seeing that we are taking a bite out of hunger they have asked us to partner up with them to help grow with them in our community.

As of July 1 our new warehouse will be in Eastpoint’s 76,000 square-foot building which encompasses three churches as well as our new warehouse. This new warehouse and packing facility will allow us to create an unlimited amount of meals to send out to food banks, Schools, churches and those in need.

Beginning July 12 we will offer Meal Packing at this location.

Please join us or donate which will allow us to continue to create meals even if you can’t make it.

We have a second location in Washington!

Our goal is to get food to kids, families and those in need.

Spokane WashingtonAfter months of planning and anticipation on June 1, 2018, Food For Kidz opened a Spokane, Washington office and warehouse! This new secondary location will be used to promote, organize, create and service meal packing events around the Spokane, WA and surrounding areas.

Food for Kidz mission is to bring awareness of hunger to the community

We bring awareness by using education and involving others in the participation of packing nutritious meals then distributing them to local food banks, schools and charities.

New office in Spokane, Washington

packing food for Washington
On May 29th Food For Kidz sent an entire semi load of bulk food to Spokane, Washington from Stewart, Minnesota in anticipation of opening an office and warehouse there. Upon arrival on the 31st, 21 pallets of bulk food equaling 300,000 meals were unloaded into a warehouse.

A total of 10 volunteers and the owner John Neisen of Food For Kidz immediately set up two packing lines in preparation for creating meals that night. This ensured meals could go out to those in need the following day. As music played in the background one volunteer was overheard saying, “This feels really good to give back and help those in need! We want to do this again.”.

In just 1.5 hours 1,297 meals were created and packed. The following day, HRC Ministries of Spokane, WA distributed the food to two local schools and one food bank.

Give to the Max 2017

We are only a few days away from Minnesota’s largest day of giving!!

On November 16, 2017 you can help make a difference. At only 15 cents a meal your donation will make a lasting impact on a child’s life.

You can donate today or CLICK HERE on November 16 to get in on the 9th Annual GIVE TO THE MAX day.

 

Where in the world is our food?

We’ve been busying packaging and helping distribute the food!

(1) Late August Food for Kidz sent a full container to Honduras.

(2) After Hurricane Harvey 8 pallets of Food For Kidz food was sent to Houston, Texas area.

(3) 8 pallets were shipped to Puerto Rico through Many Hands Many Meals. They also shipped 12 pallets to the Island of Dominica.

(4) Impact Lives shipped a full container to Sri Lanka.

(5) The upcoming meals packaged at the Waunakee, WI event on October 21st will be sent to Feed My Lambs in Haiti

Latest Load of Food was Shipped to Somalia

We Have 2 loads scheduled to ship to Sierra Leone. One load is from Many Hands Many Meals and the other if from Kids Fighting Hunger in St. Cloud.

Food For Kidz will be shipping a load of Food to Haiti along with a Kubota tractor donated by John Neisen

FFK will also be shipping a load of food to Afghanistan with the Air Force reserves. On that load will be some eyeglasses and blankets from WoolAid Which Mary Baumgarten orchestrated.

Food Distribution

We have sent 2 truck loads to Haiti since the hurricane blew through

Honduras has received 2 loads lately

4 loads went to Mozambique with Mattermore. A partner of ours.  Mozambique has been experiencing severe drought for over 2 years.

 

 

Helping Nepal

food to nepal earthquake food for kidzIf your child is five years old, and someone asked you if you’re planning for their High School Graduation already, your response is likely no. While it’s true you are not planning the reception and choosing where to celebrate, you are laying the ground work to help your child graduate from High School. From teaching valuable life lessons and learning to read, to teaching responsibility and how to be a good friend, you are helping ready your child for later in life.

The same parallel can be drawn to helping the people of natural disasters, like the people of Nepal. While Food For Kidz does not have food being distributed yet in the hardest hit areas of Nepal, valuable leg work is being done to help the people hardest hit by the devastating Earthquake. As with all emergency situations, we all want to act as quick as possible. Food For Kidz is no different. However, we are very careful not to inhibit emergency relief organizations that are already best positioned to help. Limited resources like communication, transportation, and airports are overwhelmed in the first few days and weeks following such a disaster.

In Nepal,  the International agencies are responding with aid which are overwhelming customs and the infrastructure of the country. It will take several months for the logistics to clear and transportation problems to be rectified before shipment of our food is expected.

The GOOD NEWS is that Food For Kids does have routes planned for shipment through India and on to Kathmandu when it is possible to send shipments of food. We can plan now for food packing events for response to this tragic situation.  Either donating to Food For Kidz or helping package food as soon as possible, will help thousands of people in the months to come!  Shipments to Nepal will be ready in several months.The need is great and will be ongoing for quite some time.

We also never know when another natural disaster like this will strike, and helping package food now helps speed the process along later when we need to act quickly. Please check on the next event nearest you, consider scheduling your own food packing event, or read about other ways you can help.

Food to Ukraine

food for kidz food to displaced people ukraineImagine needing to leave your home, but having no place to go. What would you do? What would you take with you, knowing you are likely going to walk and have children to carry?

There are millions of displaced people around the world who either become refugees to another country, or stay within the borders of their own country with no real place to go. Food, shelter, health, and safety are basic, immediate needs. There are displaced people in need of food in the Ukraine, and Food For Kidz is currently shipping 3 containers of food (855,360 meals) to the people there.

According to a recent article in ABC NEWS, “ 38 million people are internally displaced worldwide by conflict”. What can you do? There are ways you can help, and Food For Kidz will continue to engage volunteers in packing food. We continue to monitor situations and ways we can help get food to those in need, and work with global partners to reduce time and streamline resources.

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