Cairo's Kids Against Hunger Fighting Local and World-Wide Starvation

By: Caroline Gonzmart Email
By: Caroline Gonzmart Email

Cairo's Kids Against Hunger works to feed starving children -- both in Grady County, and around the world.

Organizers say they've launched a new campaign, called 'Project Hope 2011', in an effort to raise enough money to package 20 pallets of food in just one month -- which is more than 10 times their average monthly output.

Says Co-Founder Melvin Horne, "[The Kids Against Hunger Chapter of Cairo] has just taken a life of its own -- it's fun involving people who want to find some way to participate, and then be satisfied that their participation, you know, is worthy."

Kids Against Hunger was started in 1999 and, according to the organization's website, it has packed and shipped enough food to feed hundreds of millions of needy children around the world.

Horne says the Cairo chapter has been open for seven years, and in that time has mobilized thousands of volunteers to pack many more bags of food.

He says being able to send food to the hungry after natural diasasters -- such as the tsunami in Indonesia in 2004, and last year's earthquakes in Haiti -- is just one of the ways their small operation is able to give back globally.

KAH in Cairo also donates thousands of meals a month to south Georgia food banks and soup kitchens.

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  • by Anon on Feb 4, 2011 at 05:12 AM
    @Bob - There are hungry and homeless everywhere in this world - these children are trying to make a difference and all you can do is criticize? I feel sorry for you.
  • by grannie Location: grady co on Feb 4, 2011 at 04:24 AM
    people here in the us has all kinds of programs that people can go nto get food , also there is food stamps, churches, all kinds of places that helps fight hungar here, [even in jasper, is it fla or ga?? any way , in these other countries, they do not have place like we do here to get help, they are all poor countries kids all over , regardless of color or race , they are kids that are hungry, by the way, are you on food stamps or you afraid there not enough for you?? would you feed a hungry childor a grown man
  • by Bob Location: Jasper on Feb 3, 2011 at 06:00 PM
    Guess they've never heard "Charity begins at home." before. There are too many homeless and hungry in the US to be sending food overseas.
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