Help with hunger

The big day isn’t until Jan. 18, but the people of Salem Covenant Church want to get the word out early.

On that day, the West Duluth church will play host to its second Kids Against Hunger food-packaging day. The idea is to package highly nutritious, vitamin-fortified soy-rice casseroles to be delivered to help feed hungry children in the United States and abroad.

The first event, early this year, raised more than $10,000 and resulted in 50,000 family meals being packed. For 2014, the people of Salem seek to raise $15,000 to fund the packing of 75,000 meals. They’re looking for help both in money and volunteers from businesses, organizations and individuals.

They need 300 people to pack the meals between 9 a.m. and 3 p.m. on Jan. 18.
To donate money, make checks out to Salem Kids Against Hunger, 339 N. 59th Ave. W., Duluth, MN 55807. To volunteer to be on a food-packing team or for more information, contact Cindee at or (218) 590-7053.