Three-thousand Nebraskans will spend time at Omaha’s Century Link Center today and tomorrow but they are not there for a convention or concert. They are volunteering their time to help feed people around the globe. Maribeth Yaksich with Kids Against Hunger – Omaha and says they will be making nutrition meal packets consisting of rice, soy, dried vegetables and a mineral powder. She says the specially designed combination costs 25-cents per-packet and will feed a six people.
Yaksich says their goal is 4.1-million food packets. One million will stay in Nebraska and will be distributed to food pantries and disaster relief organizations. The others will be sent to Kids Against Hunger headquarters where they will be distributed around the world.