Kid Scouts volunteers fight hunger
- Published: April 4, 2019
About 50 adults and kids took part in last week’s meal-packing event for the Kid Scouts Hunger Van, which took place at the Senior Center Great Room. The goal of the event was to pack between 5,000 to 10,000 lentil casserole meals, which were then delivered to area food pantries and Ronald McDonald Houses at hospitals, according to Jessica Yamamoto-Molina of Kid Scouts, who organized the event.
The Hunger Van was founded about 10 years ago by Zamir Hassan, with the goal of providing food for hungry people who don’t have the means to travel to soup kitchens. The Hunger Van events are labor-heavy, with volunteers packing the meals, consisting of rice, lentils and spices. The sponsor of the event was the local nonprofit Story Chain, which provided funds for purchasing the food and transportation. Pictured above, from left, is Kelley, Sage and Cole Oberg, and Jyoti Miller.