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Meal Packing Events

Serve locally. Impact globally.

The OneMeal program empowers groups and their volunteers to pack meals and deliver HOPE in the form of nutritious food to impoverished kids throughout the world.

1 in 7 kids in the world suffers from the effects of food insecurity, living in a chronic state of malnutrition. Through our OneMeal program, we ensure that tens of thousands of impoverished kids have a warm, nutritious meal EACH DAY.

At Kids Around the World, our core mission is to bring HOPE to kids all over the world. For many kids, HOPE STARTS WITH FOOD.

OneMeal food is packed and sponsored by partners and volunteers in the US at packing events across the country. Then it is shipped overseas to serve malnourished children in orphanages, schools, homes, churches, and community feeding centers. Kids Around the World creates a forum for concerned people in the US to be a part of the solution of childhood malnutrition. For our volunteers, coming together in a fun, high-energy and meaningful service event to hand-pack millions of meals every year is a precious and impactful experience.

We call our feeding program “OneMeal” because we know that when a child has a reliable source of one meal every day, we can impact that child physically, mentally and emotionally. Food does more than fill a belly.

OneMeal each day:

– Staves off the deadly effects of hunger
– Improves brain function and a child’s ability to learn in school
– Promotes healthy physical growth and activity
– Helps to break the cycle of poverty by empowering children to learn, grow and become contributing members of their communities
– Alleviates the daily stress and worry of where their next meal will come from
– Allows a child to begin to think and dream about their future

How it Works

Kids Around the World empowers groups to be a part of the solution of childhood malnutrition. OneMeal food is packed and sponsored by partners and volunteers at their own packing events throughout the US and shipped overseas to serve malnourished children in orphanages, schools, homes, churches, and community feeding centers. For our volunteers, coming together in a fun, high-energy and meaningful service event to hand-pack millions of meals every year is a precious and impactful experience.

Host an Event

Your business, school, church, civic group, or other organization can sign up to host your own OneMeal packing event at your location!

All across the US, groups recruit their volunteers and work with KATW’s OneMeal team to plan an excellent community-building experience for their people to serve together to provide life-giving meals to the hungry.

Your part as the Host is to select a date, time, location and size of your event, sponsor the meals you will pack at 25-27 cents per meal, and recruit your volunteers to come and serve together.

Step 1

Complete our interest form linked below. One of our OneMeal team members will connect with you within 1 business day.

Step 2

Start thinking about the scope of your impact: How many meals do you want to pack for children and how many volunteers do you want to engage in this fun event? Just about anyone can serve; OneMeal events are perfect for volunteers from 4-99 yrs! On average, one person can package about 365 meals in two hours (essentially, one person x 2 hours = 1 child fed for an entire year!). Our team will work with you to design the perfect event for your group. Minimum event size starts at 20,000 meals, and is dependent on geographic location.

Step 3

Plan your fundraising to reach your goal. We can give you plenty of ideas!

Step 4

Recruit Volunteers. Invite your people and get them excited about coming to serve in an amazing mission experience! We can help you promote your event.

Step 5

We’ll come to you! Your OneMeal Event Manager will help you every step of the way through the planning process, and then arrive at your site with all the things you need to prepare for your event.

Step 6

Get excited and package meals! We’ll bring stylish hairnets, music to get the beat going (or you can provide your own), and hearts ready to serve and share about the impact your team is having by packing meals together.

HOST A ONEMEAL EVENT

Provide us your contact info plus tell us a few details about your event. One of our OneMeal staff members will get in touch with you to discuss all the details to help you get your event started.

Gather & Serve

On the day of your OneMeal event, volunteers will come together and serve assembly-line fashion to pack thousands of nutritious meals for malnourished kids. Events can be upbeat, fast-paced and competitive, or mellow, soulful experiences, depending on what your group is looking for. No matter what atmosphere we help you create, volunteers will have a meaningful time of community and team-building.

We’ll take time to share with the group about the children their meals will feed and the impact they are having in the lives of kids by serving through meal packing. Your volunteers will leave asking “WHEN CAN WE DO THAT AGAIN?!”

Meals Are Shipped

After meals are packed, they return to our OneMeal warehouses where they will be loaded into shipping containers and shipped to our trusted partners in many countries around the globe. Meals then make their way by truck, train, bus, moped, and even by donkey to villages and communities in urban and rural locations in developing countries! Eventually, OneMeal boxes arrive at an orphanage, school, church, hospital, or community feeding center where they will be served to children as a nourishing and reliable daily meal.

Kids Are Fed

OneMeal serves kids facing food insecurity through daily feeding programs at schools, orphanages, churches, hospitals and community feeding centers.  When we provide a reliable and consistent source of food for kids, they are freed up to focus on learning, growing, playing, and beginning to dream about their future.  Through our trusted partners, kids receive a warm meal each day in an environment where they can experience HOPE.

OneMeal Nutrition

OneMeal provides a foundational meal that can be used across cultures to deliver sustaining nutrition to impoverished children where food insecurity is a daily reality.  OneMeal’s primary ingredient, RED LENTILS, serves as a superior source of protein, critical to physical growth and development, including brain development. OneMeal also delivers much needed micronutrients through PhytoBlend — a combination of 24 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients — filling a major dietary deficit often found in situations of food insecurity. Our dehydrated vegetable blend adds additional nutrients and fiber, along with color, texture, and flavor to enhance the meal. Fortified white rice further provides critical calories to children — a common ingredient familiar to people in most regions of the world — making our meals readily accepted across cultures.

GMO Free

Non-GMO

Plant Based

Plant-Based

High Protein

High Protein

Vitamin Rich

Vitamin-Rich

Through an extraordinary partnership with the M5M Foundation, our OneMeal recipe includes a high quality, plant-based “power-punch” called PhytoBlend – a blend of 24 essential vitamins, minerals and phytonutrients all naturally sourced to deliver the highest form of nutrients to the children we serve.

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Get Involved in OneMeal

Partner With Us to
Host an Event

Connect with us today to discuss hosting your own OneMeal event for your organization!

PARTNER WITH US TO HOST AN EVENT

Provide us your contact info plus tell us a few details about your event. One of our OneMeal staff members will get in touch with you to discuss all the details to help you get your event started.

Sponsor Meals to Help
Feed More Kids

Every donation to our OneMeal program helps to feed a child. It only takes $7.50 to feed a child for an entire month, or $91.25 feeds a child in need for an ENTIRE YEAR.

Volunteer at One of
Our Locations

We are always looking for volunteers to help support our OneMeal program behind-the-scenes! Connect with us today to find out how you can help us run events, manage our warehouse, load shipping containers, and more.

VOLUNTEER AT ONE OF OUR LOCATIONS

Provide us your contact info plus tell us a few OTHER details. One of our OneMeal staff members will get in touch with you to discuss all the details to help you get you started.

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Have More Questions?

Send Us a Message

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Set Up a Phone Call

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SETUP A PHONE CALL

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