ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) – We have some people here who can pack away hundreds of meals without opening their mouths. They’re here to ask for help this Friday for St. Louis World Food Day to package 350,000 meals for hungry children.
As part of St. Louis World Food Day on Friday, October 14th, more than 1,500 St. Louisans will package meals for those challenged by hunger. World Food Day marks the founding of the United Nations` Food & Agriculture Organization and is designed to increase awareness, understanding and informed, year-round action to alleviate hunger.
The sealed packages have a shelf life of two years and each feeds 6 children. The cost of each life-sustaining meal is approximately 25 cents.
St. Louis World Food Day
John Burroughs School; 755 S. Price Road; St. Louis, MO 63124
Friday, October 14
Packaging begins with shifts at 9 a.m.
More information: STLWFD.org