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Kids Against Hunger, Indiana FFA and Colts Help Pack Meals

Kids Against Hunger, Indiana FFA and Colts Help Pack Meals

Working together to tackle hunger one nutritious meal at a time.

Indianapolis Colts player Cory Redding, Kids Against Hunger, and Indiana FFA all will team up on Nov. 18 to tackle hunger in local Indiana communities. Last year was a huge success and they are expecting nothing less this year.

Kids Against Hunger is a nonprofit food aid organization with the goal to reduce the number of starving children in the U.S. and throughout the world. Millions of highly nutritious, life-saving meals for hungry children and their families in the U.S. and developing countries are packaged and distributed annually.

While Kids Against Hunger is a global program, this time around the meals will stay in Indiana.

#farmsmatter: Indiana Corn Marketing Council, Indiana Soybean Alliance, Indiana FFA Chapters and the Colts will all work together to help more kids have at least one more nutritious meal.

Last season this program fed enough Indiana children to fill Lucas Oil Stadium. Sixty-five thousand Indiana children received a nutritious meal they might not have received otherwise.

The chapters that will be participating include: Franklin, Whiteland, Beech Grove, Twin Lakes, Benton Central, Shakamak, Crothersville, West Noble, Southwestern Shelby, Hoosier Hills, and Lewis Cass.

The FFA members will put together meals that contain long grain white rice, crushed soy, vegetables, and vitamin and mineral powder for a meal that is nutritious, high in protein, fills the stomach, and provides essential vitamins for life.

The meals offer all nine essential amino acids and only require boiling water to prepare.

What a great way to give back to their community!

The opinions of Jennifer Campbell are not necessarily those of Indiana Prairie Farmer or the Penton Farm Progress Group.

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