About 450 people are expected to package 25,000 rice and bean meals in just two hours on November 10 in a new event for Lexington that’s aimed at child hunger.
Devin Otte, local coordinator for GenerosityFeeds Fayette County, said volunteers are needed for the event which will begin at 10 a.m. that day at Frederick Douglass High School. Volunteers can sign up at generosityfeeds.org/ky.
Generosity Feeds is a national non-profit, focused on making an impact on child hunger. The organization brings businesses, churches, schools, community groups and citizens together to package rice and bean meals that go back into the local community.
After the meals are packaged at Douglass High, they will be distributed through Centerpointe Christian Church, Otte said.
Otte said 27 percent of children in Fayette County wonder where their next meal is coming from.
“We want to draw the community together,” Otte said, ”and make connections between people.”