Local service clubs join PCHS students, faculty to help fight hunger

More than 60 Polk County High School students and faculty along with members of local Rotary and Kiwanis Clubs came together Saturday to package more than 10,000 meals to feed children around the world.

Students and advisors for the HOSA, Key Club and Interact clubs at PCHS led the event, which benefited Rise Against Hunger, an international hunger relief organization that distributes food and life-changing aid to the world’s most vulnerable.

Rise Against Hunger meal packaging volunteers produce millions of nutritious meals annually that are then distributed to partners in countries around the world. Those partners are best able to address the causes and effects of hunger based on their local presence and expertise.

Through our thorough monitoring and evaluation process, we ensure the meals distributed by those partners are used as a tool to change lives by promoting education, improving students’ health and nutrition, addressing gender inequalities, stimulating economic growth and fighting child labor.

For the past three years, the local effort has received a monetary donation from the Rotary Club of Tryon. This year, the Kiwanis Club of Tryon also made a monetary donation and members of both clubs also joined the effort to package meals.