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  4th Annual ‘Food 4 Kidz’ event coming to Wendell  

The Wendell and Ashby Lion clubs announced that a Food for Kidz food packing event will take place February 21. The event will be held at the Wendell Community Center from 9:00 a.m. until noon. The clubs will be serving a light meal and snacks for volunteer packers.

This is the fourth year that this event has been held; this year will be the year in which the volunteers will reach the 250,000th meal prepared. Volunteers come from Lions Clubs in Grant, Ottertail, Douglas, and Stevens counties. In addition to Lions, individuals, church, and other groups have participated from as far away as Fargo and Minneapolis. Everyone who has helped in the past three years is encouraged to attend, and anyone who would like to join in will be welcomed to this historic event.

The packets of food that are prepared at the event, consist of soy meal, dehydrated vegetables, vitamins, and minerals. Each meal costs 19 cents, and each bag that is packed contains six meals. The bags are then boxed and distributed by the non-profit Food for Kidz organization in Stewart, MN. The meals are sent all over the United States and the world as they are needed to eliminate hunger.

Monetary contributions may be made as well, and checks can be made out to Food of Kidz. Checks or cash will be accepted by the Ashby and Wendell Lions Clubs. All money collected will help pay for food and packaging costs.

If you have questions, you can contact Doug Godwin at 218-770-8932 and he will attempt to answer your inquiries.

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