On Saturday, October 30th, some members of the Rotary Club of Belleville helped deliver Kids Against Hunger meals to Belleville for distribution.  Gleaners Food Bank, the Salvation Army and United Way Hastings & Prince Edward were the recipients of over 14,000 meals because of the efforts of the members of the Rotary Club of Belleville and the Kids Against Hunger committee.  The Rotary Club of Belleville, McDougall Insurance, Kelly and Deborah McKinney and Nicholas and Evelyn Savini provided the funds that will help make a small difference in the lives of those living with food insecurity.  “In addition to helping locally, the Rotary Club of Belleville was able to partner with Kids Against Hunger Canada and will be providing meals to school aged children in Haiti”, said Committee Chair Jennifer Savini. “Over 6,500 meals will be shipped to Haiti to help deal with the ongoing food crisis in that country.”
Belleville Rotarians also learned what it takes to get the food to some of the most remote areas in Haiti.  Tony Jones, who is with Kids Against Hunger Canada, said that that the trip to deliver the food is a 10-hour trip using donkeys that are used to navigate the mountain paths that must be travelled.  The photo shows the method of transportation in the rugged country of Haiti.  Once there, meals are prepared three times a week to school aged children, which is often the only meal that would be consumed during the week.  As a global network that strives to build a world where people unite and take action to create lasting change, Rotary values diversity and celebrates the contributions of people of all backgrounds, regardless of their age, ethnicity, race, color, abilities, religion, socioeconomic status, culture, sex, sexual orientation, and gender identity.