About Hearts & Hands Against Hunger

Hearts & Hands Against Hunger Logo ColorHearts & Hands Against Hunger of Hastings is a non-profit organization with the mission to provide nutritious food to hungry and starving children and their families globally and locally. Volunteers of all ages make a difference in the world by coming together to package life-saving meals.

You can help!

Schedule a Hearts and Hands Against Hunger of Hastings packing event today by contacting our coordinator or donate to support our efforts.

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Background

Sponsored by the Hastings Kiwanis Club, Hearts & Hands Against Hunger of Hastings launched in October 2008. HHAH is a community-wide project, with clubs, church groups, school groups, college students, businesses, youth groups and individuals volunteering to pack meals that are sent all over the world. The Hearts & Hands food packages are a rice & soy casserole fortified with 21 essential vitamins and minerals.

We are fortunate not to have any overhead costs thanks to the generosity of the First Presbyterian Church that donates space in the church annex building, Central Logistics that helps load the shipments and The Orphan Grain Train of Nebraska that distributes and ships our completed food packages. This allows 100 percent of donations to HHAH of Hastings to support buying ingredients and supplies.

Why We Do It

  • Some 805 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth.
  • The vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 13.5 percent of the population is undernourished.
  • Poor nutrition causes nearly half (45 percent) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year.
  • One out of six children – roughly 100 million – in developing countries is underweight.
  • One in four of the world’s children are stunted. In developing countries the proportion can rise to one in three.
  • 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. Source
Students from area middle and high schools come for packing events.
Students from area middle and high schools come for packing events.