HCC Servant Leadership program seeks donations and volunteers to help feed children in need 'locally and globally'

The Highland Community College Servant Leadership program is looking for monetary donations and volunteers for their "Hearts and Hands for Hunger" campaign. The goal this year is to feed over 60,000 children. The event will be held on Friday, April 10, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. and 5:30 to 7 p.m. Additional meal packing times will be on Saturday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. The event will be held at the HCC Student/Conference Center, Room, H-201. Donations are preferred by April 5 but will also be welcome up to the day of the event.  The event is open to all ages and children must be accompanied by an adult.

Fourteen area high school students who participate in the Highland Community College Servant Leadership program are continuing the campaign to help feed children who are hungry. The past six years, Servant Leaders have been able to provide 295,745 meals for the children in Haiti and to other children around the world.

This year, 20,000 Macaroni and Cheese meals will be packed and distributed to food pantries across the region. Globally, an additional 40,000 Rice and Soy meals will be distributed to Haiti and Liberia.

Highland Servant Leadership is once again partnering with the organization "Kids Around the World" from Rockford, IL. "Kids Around the World" brings all materials and supplies that are needed. Volunteers come together and package the meals. It is a great, hands-on way to get people directly involved in the process of feeding starving children all over the world. "Kids Around the World" then ships and distributes the meals. For only 25 cents, a meal can feed a child.

Donations of any amount are greatly needed and appreciated. In addition, table sponsorship is available for businesses or groups for $250.00, with special recognition during the event.  T-shirts can also be purchased for $10 for a short-sleeved shirt and $15 for a long-sleeved shirt, which provides additional meals for children.  100% of all donations go toward feeding children.

Those interested in donating or assisting in the effort should contact High School Servant Leadership Coordinator Kim Pool at or call 815.599.3574. More information is available by visiting Mailed donations should be made payable to KATW/HCC Servant Leadership and sent to: Kim Pool, Highland Community College, 2998 W. Pearl City Road, Freeport, IL 61032

2998 W. Pearl City Road
Freeport, IL 61032-9341

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