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.