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Giving the gift of food

| Mar 30, 2021

From Colombia and Japan to Nepal and the United States, here are just a few examples of how Kiwanians are helping combat hunger.

COLOMBIA

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The Kiwanis Club of Granada Meta donated hamburgers, sandwiches, vegetables and more than 2,000 face masks to families in need. Elderly residents in Puerto Santander received groceries from the 12 members of the town’s Kiwanis club. And the Kiwanis Club of Sol y Mar provides about 100 weekly lunches to people who are homeless.

JAPAN

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The Kiwanis Club of Wakayama donated 170 kilograms of rice to a children’s home, a cafeteria and two nonprofit organizations. The Kiwanis Club of Matsue delivered cups of instant noodles and snacks to a food bank. Single moms and their children learned how to cook nutritious meals together in a cooking class organized by the Kiwanis Club of Kyoko.

NEPAL

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The Kiwanis Club of Kathmandu Sunshine helped a 15-year-old girl with autism celebrate her birthday with a special cake. The club also delivered food to orphaned children in honor of Kiwanis International’s 106th birthday on January 21.

PANAMA

When 24 families with children who have cerebral palsy couldn’t afford supplies due to the pandemic, the Kiwanis Club of Panama donated dry food, medicine and disposable diapers. The club also teamed up with the Kiwanis Club of Panama Canal to donate 240 cans of milk for infants. And the Kiwanis Club of Las Claras provides a monthly breakfast for more than 100 children and their families.

UNITED STATES

In Virginia, the Kiwanis Club of Staunton repurposed its concession stand to give away food. And in Florida, the Kiwanis Club of Lady Lake used a grant from the Kiwanis Children’s Fund to make sure families had food, paper goods and hygiene items.

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