Kids Against Hunger packages more than 10,000 holiday meals

More than 10 thousand meals were packed Saturday morning
to feed hungry people in the Black Hills for the holidays,
and it was mostly at the hands of a younger generation.

Nearly 70 volunteers including girl scouts, boy scouts, and their families were on the assembly line.

The food packaged includes Latin rice, soy, black beans,
a simple meal for families to prepare with only 6 cups of water.
The director of Kids Against Hunger Rapid City
says this is a great project for kids to do with their own hands
in order to make a difference in someone's life.

Deanna Darr says "That's the nice thing about Kids Against Hunger, it's a hands-on project, even very young children can do this and they really get that spark of how much fun and how gratifying it is to serve someone else which is a great experience when you're five or six-years-old to learn that early."

The meals packaged will go to the local food banks throughout the area for the holidays.