Springfield, Mo. - Prime Inc. recently partnered with Kids Against Hunger – Springfield, Inc. (KAH – Springfield) to package meals for starving children in El Salvador. Employees from every department at Prime Inc. assembled 22,680 meals in just two hours.
“We’re very proud of our Prime staff for their hard work and commitment to helping those who are less fortunate,” said John Hancock with Prime Inc. “Kids Against Hunger is making a huge impact in children’s lives and we’re so glad we were able to get involved.”
Karen Brigham, former Prime Inc. management information system manager, founded KAH – Springfield in 2007. The organization, which is based on a passion for feeding children in the United States and around the world, relies solely on volunteers to accomplish the necessary organizational tasks and complete meal packaging and distribution.
“Prime has been very supportive of our mission, both financially and by volunteering their time,” said Brigham. “The people at Prime are some of the most generous people I know, and they really worked hard to help us feed people around the world.”
Serving this charity meant a lot to a number of associates at Prime. “You always hear that it’s a small world, and this instance proved that more than ever for me,” said Hancock. During the process of working with Kids Against Hunger, I discovered the packaged meals that were being created by Prime employees were going to help the mission efforts of Kenton and Elsie Moody in El Salvador. The Moody’s happen to be friends of Hancock from his days in college.
KAH – Springfield meal packages contain a rich and easily digestible rice-soy base and include dehydrated vegetables, vegetarian chicken flavoring, 21 essential vitamins and all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition. Formulated by food scientists, the meal goes beyond simply feeding the children and provides them with better health, reversing the starvation process and promoting their mental capacity to learn. The food is also designed to accommodate the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and religious differences around the world.
About Kids Against Hunger – Springfield, Inc.
KAH – Springfield focuses on feeding hungry children in Springfield, Mo., and starving children around the world through educating and engaging the people of Springfield to aid in the Fight Against Hunger. As a satellite packaging location licensed through KAH headquarters in New Hope, Minn., KAH - Springfield is an independent non-profit organization that relies solely on volunteers to help prepare, package and ship meals locally and across the globe. To date, KAH – Springfield has packaged and distributed well over two million meals to families in need. For more information about KAH – Springfield, please visit kahmo.org.
Posted on December 21, 2010
by Prime Inc.