CC-C students create Project: No Empty Stomachs

By Daily News • Last Updated 2:00 pm on Thursday, April 19, 2012

CARSON CITY — The Carson City-Crystal Area Schools Youth Leadership Team (whose mission is to serve the community, state, and world through acts of volunteerism and kindness), will be helping to fight the worldwide hunger crisis by organizing a food packaging event called “Project: No Empty Stomachs” as part of Global Youth Service Day.

This event will take place at 11:40 a.m. Friday at the Carson City-Crystal High School West Gymnasium.

They will do this by volunteering, educating, recruiting and partnering with CC-C eighth- through 12th-graders, Carson City Hospital, The LEAGUE Michigan, the Carson Community Food Pantry and Kids Against Hunger (a humanitarian food aid organization). This project will produce 10,000 meals for people with food insecurities.

Divided into thirds, the food will go to three different areas of need. One will be to the Carson Community Food Pantry that services the CC-C Area Schools district. The second will be to natural disaster areas like in the decimated earthquake area in Haiti. The last of the divided food will go to a Third World country where children die every 6 seconds due to hunger-related illnesses.

The student members of the Youth Leadership Team have worked hard raising the $2,800 needed to fund this event. With some assistance, a 10th grade member wrote her first grant to the YSA Disney Friends for Change and was granted $1,000 toward this event. The team has also been granted $500 from a Global Youth Service Day mini grant application.

The Youth Leadership Team went to the Carson City Lions Club and did a presentation on this project and have since received $595 in donation from the Lions to help in their cause. The remainder of the money has been raised by the Team through fundraising efforts.

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