Club members donned their hair nets and joined with other participating organizations for a meal packing event at Schaumburg’s Feed My Starving Children facility on May 16.  The results of our collective efforts are to be distributed through Global Aid Network to feed hungry children in the South African country of Zimbabwe.
Landlocked, Zimbabwe is bordered by Zambia in the north, Mozambique in the east, Botswana in the west and South Africa in the south. Once the bread basket of the region, since 2000 Zimbabwe has struggled to feed its own people due to severe droughts and the effects of a land reform program which saw the seizure of white-owned farms redistributed to landless black Zimbabweans which led to sharp falls in production.
Cash-strapped and impoverished, Zimbabwe's economy faces severe challenges. Unemployment and poverty are endemic and political strife and repression commonplace.  Click here to learn more about this country’s struggle with food security and nutrition.