Waldorf Vows to Stop Hunger

Waldorf College and Forest City Immanuel Lutheran Church will be hosting their ninth annual Stop Hunger food-packaging event from 2-7 p.m. on Wednesday, March 4 in the Waldorf College Atrium. The organization titled Stop Hunger was formally known as Kids Against Hunger.

Students, along with members of the community, will spend their evening filling boxes with food to send to those in need. For every box of food packaged and donated, 216 children will receive meals, distributed by Outreach, Inc.

Stop Hunger is a charity founded by the Waldorf College Committee on Vocation and Service. They hold fundraisers year round to supplement the annual food-packaging event each spring. Some events include the Puckerbrush Ice Cream Social, Breadline and several sponsored events at Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City, Iowa.

This year, it is Stop Hunger’s goal to raise $18,000. That much money would provide 72,000 meals to hungry people around the world. Participants in the 2014 event raised $17,902 and packaged 71,610 meals.

Volunteers, both individual and groups, are encouraged to sign up for a packing time. Slots are available every hour from 2-7 p.m.

Community members interested in getting involved in this food-packaging event should contact Pøtt Van Auken at pva@wctatel.net or (641) 587-4138 to reserve a packing time. Waldorf College students and employees can contact Sharese Hall at sharese.hall@waldorf.edu or (641) 585- 8727. For those who wish to contribute but are unable to attend, the Immanuel Lutheran Church in Forest City is also accepting monetary donations year round.

Author: Claire Stewart

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