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Food for Kidz Event Looking for Donations and Volunteers


Every Fall, hundreds of volunteers fill the common area of Lakeland Union High School.

Each takes a different task to re-package bulk food into nutritious meal-sized packets for families.

“Each shift takes about 250 to 300 volunteers to be able to accomplish the goal of somewhere between 175,000 and 200,000 meals that are packaged at the event,” said Laura Berth, Lions Hunger Committee Chair and organizer of this year’s Food for Kidz event.

Right now, the Lions are looking for volunteers to help with this year’s event which will be Saturday, October 23rd.

The four-hour event is broken up into two shifts.

You can sign up onlineor by calling Bertch at 715-892-1204 or Meghan Anderson at 715-614-3816.

The Lions are also raising money to help buy the food for the meals.

All donations made to Food for Kidz are tax deductible and all donation checks to this event should be made out to “Food for Kidz” and mailed to Food for Kidz, Attn.: Laura Bertch, PO Box 61, Boulder Junction, WI 54512.

“Since this has been in place, we’ve packaged over 1,684,640 meals,” said Bertch.

The meals go to local food pantries to support families in the Northwoods.

Any excess food is sent to areas of need throughout the world by Food for Kidz.

Katie Thoresen is WXPR's News Director/Vice President.
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