Hearts & Hands Against Hunger of Hastings (formerly Kids Against Hunger of Hastings) is a non-profit organization with the mission to reduce the number of hungry children in the United States and to feed starving children throughout the world. This is being achieved by volunteer-organized food packaging satellites, and through partnerships with humanitarian organizations worldwide – enabling Hearts and Hands Against Hunger to deliver a specially formulated rice-soy meals to starving children and their families in more than 60 countries.
You can help!
Sponsored by the Hastings Kiwanis Club, Hearts & Hands Against Hunger of Hastings (formerly Kids 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 and only require six cups of boiling water to prepare. Since our founding, we’ve packed more than 3 million meals!
We are very fortunate that to have no overhead costs thanks to the generosity of several business and organizations. The Presbyterian Church donates space in the Manual Arts building, Central Logistics receives and stores our shipments and The Orphan Grain Train of Nebraska 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