600 volunteers needed to pack meals for Feed the World Day

DEARBORN – Rotary clubs in southeast Michigan are sponsoring a 100,000-meal packaging event in partnership with the Kids Coalition Against Hunger Oct. 15.

This sixth annual Feed the World Day event will be held in the Henry Ford College Student Center Cafeteria, 5101 Evergreen Road.

A total of 600 volunteers are needed for the two-shift operation to package meals that will feed hungry children throughout local communities and around the world. This includes 300 volunteers for the first shift from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. and 300 for the second shift from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Kids Coalition Against Hunger is a non-profit humanitarian food relief organization headquartered in Oak Park. Its mission is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the United States, and to feed starving children throughout the world.

“This is a very well-organized volunteer event which is why packaging 100,000 meals in only five hours is possible,” said Sue Surducan of the Rotary Club of Dearborn, who is helping to recruit individuals and groups of volunteers of all ages. “If you’re able to follow easy instructions and work with other dedicated volunteers, we welcome you to join us.”

To sign up, go to http://bit.ly/2dlMGlq or email info@dearbornrotary.org with your name, email address, phone number, and the shift you can work.

Rotary is a non-profit service organization of 1.2 million neighbors, friends and community leaders who come together to create positive, lasting change in our communities and around the world. Internationally, Rotary has been involved with polio eradication. Locally, Dearborn Rotary supports student scholarships, adult literacy, Adopt a Highway, Dearborn Homecoming, Meals on Wheels, and charitable giving. For additional information, go to www.dearbornrotary.org  or call 313-278-7233.