Canton Students Package Food for Haiti


Canton Students package food for Haiti.

On February 11, FCCLA members and 5th and 6th graders went to Cherokee to help with Stamp Out Starvation. 

Stamp Out Starvation began in 2007 as Kids Against Hunger. Stamp Out Starvation packages rice-soy casseroles to help kids and families in Haiti. The director, Monte Stewart, travels to Haiti often and has seen the firsthand impact that the meals are making. 

The US Air Force takes care of shipping the meals. Empty rice bags are also shipped to Haiti. In Haiti. These rice bags are filled with dirt, sealed, and flattened to build homes.  After the filled rice bags are stacked, building wall structures, a coating of plaster is applied for durability.  

Each Stamp Out Starvation food package contains six servings and each food bag is prepared in less than 20 minutes by adding the food package to boiling water. The Canton packaging efforts resulted in 16,128 servings.