The Kimball student organizations and clubs, KAHS Student Government, KES Student government, FFA, National Honor Society, Building Leadership Together Leo Club, Kimball Letter winners, Knowledge Bowl, The seventh grade, and Speech and One Act Club, have banned together to address the world issue of hunger. Did you know… that one child dies every 5 seconds from hunger related causes… or that hunger and malnutrition kills more people than AIDS, malaria, and tuberculosis combined.
Representatives from each organization have formed the Hunger Squad to plan and organize the joint service project called Kimball Feeding Countries. With the help from an organization called Impact Lives, the Hunger Squad will host a food packing day that will help people who suffer from hunger. Impact Lives is a non-profit organization based in St. Louis Park, Minn., that helps schools, civic and faith based organizations, and businesses bring packing events to their sites. They have held packing events at Orono High School, Blake Schools, Target Corporation, and Woodale Church in Edina. To find out more about Impact Lives go to http://impactlives.org.
On Tuesday, March 25, at Kimball Area High School from 9 a.m. -3 p.m., the Hunger Squad will be hosting a food packing event. Students in grades 5-12 will have the opportunity to pack veggie-rice-soy meals for an impoverished country. The ultimate goal is to raise $9,000 in order to pack 50,000 meals in one day. Each student organization has pledged to raise at least $500 and have been connecting with local organizations that want to help with our project. Our current partners are Harvest Bank, Kimball Sport Boosters, St. Anne’s
Catholic Church, Fair Haven Lions Club, South Haven Fire and Rescue, Kimball Wrestling Boosters, and Kimball Fire and Rescue. Currently we have raised over $4,500. The packing event is open to the community. If you would like to help the Hunger Squad or would like to make a donation to help bring this great service opportunity to our community go to www.kimball.k12.mn.us, and click on the Hunger Squad Logo or contact Kris O’Brien at (320) 398-7700, ext. 107.
KAHS students in various organizations and clubs joined forces together to fight world hunger. the joint service project is called Kimball Feeding Countries. Submitted photo.