Jamestown  (CSi)  With recent matching donations of up to $7,500, even a small donation can make a big difference.

The Kiwanis Against Hunger meal-packaging hopes to raise $15,000 and package 60,000 meals – October 26 at Stutsman Harley.  Each meal costs 25 cents and includes rice, soy, dried vegetables and flavoring.

Tim Perkins, Kiwanis Against Hunger co-chair,  says, “For each quarter donated, we can fill two tummies. There’s no better way to make a difference. Even a small donation can help a lot of people.”

In eight years, the 45 or so members of Jamestown Kiwanis have raised $276,000 and packed 1.2 million meals.

Angela Martini, Kiwanis Against Hunger co-chair, says, “About one-third of North Dakota students rely on free and reduced lunches at school. But what do they do on evenings and weekends? Kiwanis Against Hunger provides them with easy-to-make nutritious meals.”

This year, all meals stay in North Dakota and Moorhead, Minn. as part of the Great Plains Food Bank.

Martini said she’s grateful to the individuals who’ve made the $7,500 match possible.

She adds, “The generosity of this community is humbling. ‘

Kiwanis is a service club dedicated to improving the world, one child and one community at a time. New members are always welcome.

To donate mail checks to

  • Jamestown Kiwanis
  • PO Box 1426
    Jamestown, ND 58402
  • or drop off donations at First Community Credit Union

For information about Kiwanis Against Hunger or the Kiwanis Club of Jamestown, visit www.facebook.com/JamestownKiwanis, or email JamestownKiwanis@gmail.com.


About Kiwanis International

Founded in 1915, Kiwanis International is a global organization of clubs and members dedicated to serving the children of the world. Kiwanis and its family of clubs, including Circle K International for university students, Key Club for students age 14–18, Builders Club for students age 11–14, K-Kids for students age 6–12 and Aktion Club for adults living with disabilities, annually dedicate more than 18.5 million service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The Kiwanis International family comprises nearly 558,000 adult and youth members 82 nations and geographic areas. Visit www.kiwanis.org for more information.