Nutrition plays important role at keiki camp


With March being National Nutrition Month, Project Hawaii Inc. invites the community to help make a difference in the lives of the homeless children who face hunger and malnutrition on a daily basis.

In 2009 and 2010, Project Hawaii won third place in the nation for providing homeless

children a well-rounded nutritious summer program.

Hawaii state statistics show that more than 70 percent of isle school-aged keiki rely on

the free or reduced-price lunch program for their source of daily nutrition.

“So, over summer break, some of our children will go days without a meal, let alone a

healthy one. At Project Hawaii summer camps, dedicated volunteers provide a

solution for these children. Offering a free summer camp full of educational

activities, and life skills training, these children will be well cared for

and fed healthy meals,” said Magin Patrick, founder of the nonprofit group.

“Our organization is run 100 percent by volunteers and solely supported by the

public’s support.

“With this in mind, we are seeking community groups, companies, clubs, etc., to help us with our Menu Drive, which is like a food drive,” she said. “We provide you with our USDA-certified menu items to collect. Help us provide healthy meals to homeless and poverty-stricken keiki this summer.”

The camp needs 10 days of breakfast, lunch and dinner and two daily snacks.

“All donations are welcome, and will help to change the lives of these precious

children,” she said. Visit www.ProjectHawaii.org; email summercamp@projecthawaii.org.

 

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