Oakwood students, community help pack over 30,000 meals for children in Africa

Published: Saturday, January 26, 2019 @ 5:59 PM

Oakwood High School National Honor Society, Oakwood Junior High Student Council and members of the community gathered Saturday morning to pack over 30,000 meals for young children in Lesotho in Southern Africa.

Lesotho Nutrition Initiative hosted the packing event at Oakwood High School West Gym from 9 to 11 a.m.

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The meals contain nutritional supplements for children under the age of five who suffer from malnutrition and stunting, said Scott Rosenberg of the Lesotho Nutrition Initiative.

Rosenberg says the meals feed about 2,500 children a day and costs about $4,500 to provide all materials necessary to pack 30,000 meals. 

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He also says Lesotho Nutrition Initiative packs and ships about 650,000 meals a year.

Last year, over 140 students and community members also helped pack 30,000 meals.

For more information, visit https://www.lesothonutritioninitiative.com/