Rotary helps to defeat hunger

John Henry, chair of the Regional Municipality of Durham, and volunteers of four local Rotary clubs, package meals for Kids Against Hunger Canada. This event was held on Saturday at the Jubilee Pavilion in Lakeview Park. (Photo by Stefany Harris) Stefany Harris/The Oshawa Express More than a hundred volunteers dressed in white aprons and hairnets collaborated in an effort to tackle hunger on Saturday. Members of the Rotary Club of Oshawa-Parkwood, Oshawa, Whitby, Whitby-Sunrise and their family members joined forces with Kids Against Hunger Canada (KAHC) to purchase and pack 30,000 meals in one day at the Jubilee Pavillion in Lakeview Park. KAHC is a registered Canadian charity, whose mission is to end starvation and malnutrition related diseases in children. The charity packages and ships nutritious meals to starving and malnourished children within Canada and developing countries around the world. In 2018, with transportation provided by KAHC, most of the meals went to families in Kenya and Haiti, but some were given to Indigenous families in Canada. This year, the humanitarian project has chosen to send all meals to Peru and El Savadore. According to KAHC, since its launch, they have provided more than 100 million meals for children and … Continue reading Rotary helps to defeat hunger