By Natalie Zarowny
From church groups to John Deere employees, folks came together to work the assembly line at World Hunger Day in Davenport.
"You're having fun, and you're also helping people around the world," said Jennifer Schroder, the organizer of the event and an Augustana College Senior.
The bags of food are going to Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, and even some food pantries in the Quad Cities.
The mixture's made up of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, and vitamins.
When cooked with water, it makes a nutritious and filling stew for starving kids.
And today, volunteers are making a lot of them.
"In one hour you package like, 1,400 meals," said Jennifer.
Jennifer teamed up with local charity Kids Against Hunger six months ago to help put the event together.
Organizers said there's a reason why the turnout's so good.
"Rather than just write a check and send it somewhere, and hope it does some good, it can actually hands on, 100% of what they give goes into the bags and they know it," said John Kessler of Kids Against Hunger.
At four o'clock things started to die down, the bags began to get packed up.
But lots of folks were still enthusiastic about completing the 50 thousand meal feat, again next time.
"When this comes around next year, if it does, I'm going to do it again for sure," said volunteer Kylee Clark.
If you want to get involved with Kids Against Hunger of the Quad Cities, click on Popular Links for more information.