Readers’ Views

Another successful pack

To the Editor:

The 9th annual Kids Against Hunger Food Pack successfully packed 123,654 meals on Feb. 18 at the Fairmont National Guard Armory. The goal of raising $24,000 was surpassed by raising over $34,000.

Almost 10 percent of what was packed has been delivered to local food shelves, and the rest is on its way to Haiti to feed people who depend on this life-saving “super food.” Kids Against Hunger food can be prepared by simply adding boiling water, and it is so scientifically formulated and vitamin-fortified that it supplies all the nutrition a person needs for one full day.

We would like to thank all the businesses and individuals who made this possible. It takes hundreds of donations, big and small, to raise this kind of money. It takes the participation of hundreds of people, young and old, to plan the event and to pack these meals.

We’d like to thank the committee for all its hard work.

We thank the many others who taped boxes, ran a forklift, cleaned up, filled bins throughout the day, delivered boxes to local food shelves, donated signs, a dumpster, or food for the workers.

The Fairmont area has generously supported Martin County Kids Against Hunger for nine years. We truly appreciate every donation of time, talent and treasure. This includes the high school students’ concert that raised money for the pack, the church collections, the business donations, the hospitality of the Fairmont National Guard Armory, the teams of packers who gave up their Saturday to package meals for the needy in our area and for those in a country they’ve never even seen. This is what people in our area are made of, love and compassion for others. May God bless you all for your contributions to another successful pack.

Sue Homan, Beth Reeve

and Karen Sandhurst

Martin County Kids

Against Hunger co-chairs