Members of the Schlitterbahn Kansas City team participated in the “Peasant’s Day Feast” put on by Youthfront’s Something to Eat™ program – a “crisis response, meal packaging program that binds together the privileged and the poor.” This is designed as a socially interactive way for youth to respond to relief efforts through responsible, low-cost, nutrient-dense meals.
Our team helped support volunteers who came into Youthfront’s warehouse to pack meals by: preparing food boxes, assisting in event check-in, replenishing food packing assembly lines, assisting other groups’ assembly lines, preparing the boxes for shipment and clean up.
During the event, 7,640 meals were packed and will be distributed to Kansas City area food banks. According to the Youthfront website, at every event, each participant raises 25 cents for every meal that they wish to package. The 25 cents goes towards meals that consist of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables and essential vitamins. Since 2009, 20,000 people (mostly teenagers) from 600+ churches have packaged more than 3.4 million meals to be sent to places all over the world experiencing food insecurity.