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02/17/2017

THERE IS AN INCREASING AWARENESS OF HUNGER IN THE UNITED STATES AND WORLDWIDE WITH MORE THAN 795 MILLION PEOPLE AROUND THE WORLD WHO DO NOT HAVE ENOUGH FOOD TO EAT AND ONE IN EVERY 9 PEOPLE ON OUR PLANET GO TO BED HUNGRY EVERY NIGHT.

21,00O PEOPLE DIE EVERY DAY FROM HUNGER RELATED CAUSES AND EVERY 10 SECONDS A CHILD DIES BECAUSE OF HUNGER RELATED CAUSES.

A KIDS AGAINST HUNGER FOOD PACKET IS A NUTRITIONALLY FORTIFIED MEAL THAT CAN BE MADE BY JUST ADDING WATER TO FEED A FAMILY OF 6 FOR LESS THAN 2 DOLLARS.

FAIRMONT MAYOR DEB FOSTER HAS A PROCLAMATION FOR KIDS AGAINST HUNGER DAY ON SATURDAY IN FAIRMONT AND MARTIN COUNTY.

MARTIN COUNTY VOLUNTEERS HAVE ORGANIZED THE NINTH ANNUAL MARTIN COUNTY KIDS AGAINST HUNGER PACK FOR TOMORROW FEB. 18TH FROM 9 AM - 4:30 PM AT THE FAIRMONT NATIONAL GUARD ARMORY WITH THE GOAL OF PACKING 125,000 MEALS.

KAREN SANDHURST ONE OF THE ORGANIZERS COMMENTS ON HOW COMMUNITY SUPPORT HAS HELPED THE KIDS AGAINST HUNGER PROJECT TO THIS POINT WITH PACKING ALMOST 842,000 MEALS AND CONTRIBUTING OVER 210 THOUSAND DOLLARS TO THE CAUSE OVER THE LAST 8 YEARS. TO GO ALONG WITH THE GOAL OF PACKING 125,000 MEALS TOMORROW A GOAL OF COLLECTING 24,000 DOLLARS IN DONATIONS IS HOPED FOR.


THE POVERTY RATE FOR CHILDREN 12 AND IS 22 PER CENT IN MINNESOTA AND 24 PER CENT IN MARTIN COUNTY AND MINNESOTANS MADE OVER 3 MILLION VISITS TO FOOD SHELVES IN 2016 AND LACK OF ADEQUATE NUTRITION AFFECTS PHYSICAL AND MENTAL DEVELOPMENT OF CHILDREN ACCORDING TO MAYOR FOSTER'S PROCLAMATION.



ROD HALVORSEN
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