JCPS students send food to Africa for mayor's Give a Day

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Posted on April 14, 2014 at 1:12 PM

Updated Monday, Apr 14 at 6:22 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) -- Students at Jefferson County Traditional Middle School spent Monday, April 14, working together to help those in need.

Students formed an assembly to package more than 40,000 vitamin-fortified meals for humanitarian food-aid to South Sudan.

“Most of the meals sent to South Sudan are for people in many cases where these meals will save their lives,” an organizer with Kids Against Hunger-Louisville said.

Each meal the students prepared will feed a family of six for one day. Each bag of food contains 21 vitamins.

“It just makes me feel good as a person that I can help people around the world,” 7th grader Joelle Johnson said.

By the end of school on Monday around 160 boxes filled with the bags of grains and vegetables totaling around 35,000 meals will go to those in need and 20 percent of the meals will stay in Kentucky to help local families.
 
Wellington Elementary School is also partnering with Kids Against Hunger-Louisville.  The events are expected to engage more than 1,000 students grades K-8th during the Mayor's Give a Day week of service.  

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