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Published April 18, 2011, 12:00 AM

Kids Against Hunger Meal Packing

Platte, SD


Photos by Chris Huber/Republic

Students from Platte-Geddes School and Dakota Christian School sing “YMCA” while packing meals for a Kids Against Hunger event Monday in the Platte-Geddes gymnasium in Platte. The Platte area rose more than $17,000, enough for about 110,000 meals, for the program that will ship the food around the world to help fight hunger.

  • Photos by Chris Huber/Republic<br /><br />Students from Platte-Geddes School and Dakota Christian School sing “YMCA” while packing meals for a Kids Against Hunger event Monday in the Platte-Geddes gymnasium in Platte. The Platte area rose more than $17,000, enough for about 110,000 meals, for the program that will ship the food around the world to help fight hunger.
  • Children Elly Slattery, 5, left, and Jon VadenHoek, 6, draw pictures on the boxes of meals before they are sealed up.
  • Sonya Hansum, 7, of Dakota Christian School, stands on a bag of rice while filling bags with food.
  • “Survivor” contestant and South Dakota native Holly Hoffman talks to students about the hunger she experienced while being a con-testant on the reality television show.
  • Dakota Christian student Josh Lane dumps a cup of rice into one of the meal bags.
  • The meals consisted of rice, soy protein, dried vegetables, and chicken-flavored minerals.
  • Students from Platte-Geddes and Dakota Christian schools, along with community members, donned hairnets while worked in sta-tions to fill the bags with meals.