FEVER TEAMS WITH KIDS AGAINST HUNGER TO HELP FIGHT WORLDWIDE STARVATION AND MALNUTRITION
The Indiana Fever has joined forced with Kids Against Hunger in an effort to feed thousands and raise awareness for the non-profit organization whose mission is to end starvation and malnutrition-related diseases. Fever stars Tully Bevilaqua and Tammy Sutton-Brown are serving as spokespeople for a Fever event, Saturday, August 29, when Indiana hosts the Sacramento Monarchs (7:00 p.m.).
Bevilaqua and Sutton-Brown will participate in a postgame packing event at Conseco Fieldhouse on August 29, helping to package donations made by fans. Fans can contribute with one of three packages:
Orders may be placed by visiting ConsecoFieldhouse.com/group, event #2497. The group ID is hunger.
The Australian-born Bevilaqua and the Canadian-born Sutton-Brown each have traveled the world through basketball and share a humanitarian perspective.
“I will be most happy when there is a no longer a need for Kids Against Hunger,” said Sutton-Brown. “However, in the meantime, this organization is doing its part to eradicate poverty locally and globally, and I am glad to support them however I can. Through my travels, I have been amazed to learn and witness the fact that there are still people who are literally starving to death. Given the abundance of riches in this world, this should never be the case, and I am committed to the movement of minimizing the extreme disparity that exists between the rich and the poor.”
Every hour of every day 12 children per minute die of starvation or malnutrition related diseases. Kids Against Hunger is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization whose mission is to end that tragedy. Kids Against Hunger packages and ships highly nutritious, life-saving meals to starving and malnourished children in developing countries and the United States. Contributions are made by mobilizing the energy and caring of American children, teens, and adults on behalf of hungry children around the world. Kids Against Hunger seeks to end the literal hunger of poor children receiving the meals, but also satisfies a hunger among prosperous Americans, a hunger for meaning and contribution.
Kids Against Hunger has a national packaging network made up of a headquarters facility in New Hope, Minnesota, a packaging division in Mankato, Minnesota, and satellites in 16 U.S. states and Canada. Kids Against Hunger also works with other organizations seeking long term solutions to the systemic causes of hunger. The aim is for meals to provide a stable nutritional base from which the recipient peoples can move their families from starvation to self-sufficiency. Since its launch, Kids Against Hunger has provided over 100 million meals for children and their families in more than 40 countries through the efforts of over 200,000 volunteers.
Central Indiana Kids Against Hunger was founded in 2007, with a goal in 2009 of packing 1 million meals. Meals packed during the Fever event on August 29 will help the hungry of Indianapolis. For more information locally, call (317) 843-9353.