Over 1,000 Come Out to Fight World Hunger in Holdrege

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HOLDREGE, Neb. -- 842,000,000 people worldwide are starving according to the World Food Programme. Now local churches near Holdrege are coming together to help combat world hunger.

Nearly 1,200 volunteers from 25 different local churches met
at the Holdrege Ag Center preparing food to feed 272,000 children in Haiti.

It's part of the 'Feed My Starving Children' program organized by the Holdrege Rotary Club.

Doug Reed, one of its members, said this event is special because it brings people together for a good cause.

He said, "Working for two hours and doing something that changes somebody's life. People can come here and pack a meal that will help feed a starving child somewhere in the world."

This is the 3rd year for the annual event.

Volunteers age 5-80 came to prepare the food consisting of rice, soy meal, veggies and vitamins.

The group raised almost $60,000 to make the meals.