The annual community Feed6 event, in which 350 volunteers packaged more than 50,000 nutrient-rich meals for local families in need received a silver recognition as part of the 2020 Signature Project Contest through Kiwanis International.
Last December, Community Liasion Officer, Larry Fetchko submitted an entry for the Kiwanis Club Signature Project competition on behalf of the Kiwanis Club of the Oak Lawn Area, Illinois–Eastern Iowa District highlighting the Feed6 Mega Event.
“This is a truly festive event that includes music, picture taking, live media feeds, and continuous spontaneous celebrations of completed boxes. 90% of the completed food product (three and one-half tons) is distributed within one week following the event, before the holidays, and at a time when food pantries are severely depleted. Each of the participating Division 3 clubs identifies a local service partner as a recipient of the completed food product. Feed6 is a key element of our expanded food network. The food network is a pillar of our Family + Community Resource Network (FCRN) servicing our D123 families and the greater community at large,” said Fetchko.
Kiwanis has 13,000 clubs worldwide operating in 80 countries with over 500,000 members. There are over 150,000 service projects completed every year. The contest focuses on project impact to children and to the broader community.