Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Food for Haiti

From Sunday, Jan 17 through Saturday, Jan 23, a total of 7 extra packing sessions were held at the "Factory" in Blue Ash. Nearly 2,000 volunteers rallied to meet the needs of the children of Haiti and packed 296,336 meals! Over $80,000 has been donated to meet the budget of $150,000 needed to supply 600,000 meals and to ship all of the donated baby formula and infant items. To help us reach the planned amount to ship all of the food and supplies to Haiti, please visit our Donation page. Thank you!!!

On Jan 17, we sent our first shipment of 1,728 meals to Haiti via air. As you can see in the picture below, the truck has arrived today to transport the rest of the food.

Sunday, January 24, 2010

KAH food in Swaziland

Just got these photos from Swaziland, Tom Davis (Children's Hope Chest) is there now. Gotta love the writing on those boxes!

The KAH food is in Jumbo and Carike’s trailer which is driven to the care points. Mission Harvest reloads the food packets into barrels and then onto the ships. Barrels provide better protection for the food and can be used for other things once the food is gone. The stove is typical of the “kitchens” that you will find there.

Please visit Tom's blog here for a link to his pictures.

Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Haiti Relief News Coverage

In response to the crisis in Haiti, we are in the middle of a week of emergency packing sessions. For more details of the packing sessions and items that are in need, please visit: http://www.achildshopeintl.org/Haiti.html

We have received some local news coverage that we wanted to share as well. Some may not be too familiar with what we do and why we do it, so please share these brief news reports. Thank you!

"Tri-State Woman Has Special Connection To Haiti" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-Q1v1SYqfs8

"Volunteers Prepare Donations For Shipment To Haiti" - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YNppNteWLi0

Monday, January 18, 2010


We had to share this story from a great group of awesome young women in Lebanon that volunteered on Saturday Jan 9th:
Hello, my name is Peggy Hoffman. I am the gymnastics director and head coach at the Countryside YMCA in Lebanon Ohio. Kristy Meilstrup brought me the idea of having our girls go and help serve at Kids against Hunger. She also said it would be good to make a donation to the group. So I thought we would try a Cartwheel A Thon so the kids can raise the support. I gave them a letter about Kids Against Hunger and a form that they could use for their family and friends to pledge so much per cartwheel. It takes 500 cartwheels to make a mile. So each girl was trying to do 500 cartwheels a piece and they did! We had 12 girls doing cartwheels and had 2 more girls that helped raise money but could not do the cartwheels. They raised a total of $837.00! They did 6,000 cartwheels all together. We had a pizza party for them after they finished. They really enjoyed doing the cartwheel a thon and knowing they where helping to feed children. They had a great time packaging the food. I had them stand up in front of the other girls to tell about their experience and they all said they had fun and liked putting the food into the bags but the best thing was feeling they were able to make a difference in a child’s life. The story that they heard from the speaker really touched their hearts. They would like to come back and package food again. Thanks for doing this mission. You are touching so many lives not only the children you are feeding but also the people that get to come and help you fill your mission.
Thank you to everyone at the Countryside YMCA gymnastics team!!