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Volunteers flood food-packaging effort

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Gazette staff
January 19, 2010
— So many volunteers signed up to help package food Saturday, Jan. 23, for earthquake victims in Haiti that a second day of food packaging has been added Sunday, Jan. 24.

The events are being organized by Kids Against HungeróRock County Rotary. A second date was added because 90 volunteers signed up to fill all the Saturday slots.


Volunteers age 6 and older may sign up to work any of three 90-minute shifts that start at 9 a.m., 11 a.m. and 1 p.m. at 1741 Adel St. Volunteers also are asked to bring a $20 donation to help defray the cost of ingredients. Each volunteer will produce about 200 meals per hour.


Kids Against HungeróRock County Rotary is a cooperative effort of the Beloit, Edgerton, Janesville Morning and Janesville Noon Rotary Clubs. The local nonprofit brings together volunteers to package nutritious, easy-to-prepare chicken-flavored rice casseroles for hungry people in Rock County and around the world.


To date, the group has provided more than 300,000 of these meals at no cost to thousands of people in need.


TO HELP
To help Kids Against HungeróRock County Rotary package food for earthquake victims in Haiti, call Gary Bersell at (608) 755-4123 or e-mail him at gbersell@kanduindustries.com.
More information is available online at rotarykidsagainsthunger.org.

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