Thousands of Pounds of Macaroni: Humboldt Kiwanis assemble Meals of Hope


Eureka, Ca., (KIEM)- Humboldt County Kiwanis, FAA, Cub Scouts, and other local volunteers all know what 4,000 pounds of macaroni looks like. They donned hair nets, manned scales and measuring cups, and assembled 40,000 meals for hungry children in the area.

It’s a part of Kiwanis One Day, an international day of service. Locally, with more than 22% of children facing daily hunger the club spear headed a meal assembly line. They’re donating the food they package to Backpacks for Kids.

The mac n’ cheese will make it into the backpacks of kids who need the food before they leave school on a Friday, ensuring a meal is available to them on the weekends.