Volunteers to pack 12K meals to feed hungry children in Yakima County
YAKIMA COUNTY, Wash. - Hundreds of volunteers will be making meals for children who are in need of some free food.
MOD Pizza is working with nonprofit organization Generosity Feeds to pack 12,000 meals at Davis High School Saturday, to benefit hungry children.
Organizers said more than 200 people, ages three and up, will be volunteering to measure and pack the nutritious food. They will be working from 10 a.m. until noon at the high school.
Volunteers were initially planning to package 10,000 meals, but organizers said they now have enough supplies for 12,000, thanks to one anonymous donation of $2,000.
The packed meals will then be distributed through the Northwest Harvest Food Bank and the East Valley Reformed Church Food Pantry, according to a press release.
Organizers tell Action News the meals will be in prepackaged containers that can be frozen for up to a year.
According to the release, the event is part of a nationwide initiative by MOD Pizza to create over 500,000 meals by the end of the year.
Leaders with Generosity Feeds say roughly 72 percent of kids in Yakima County are struggling with hunger, and this effort will help fight hunger on a local scale.