**Edit: Due to Weather, this has been postponed until February**
Staff to Participate in Meal-Packing Project on January 17th
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky (January 16, 2018) — In honor of what would have been Muhammad Ali’s 76th birthday, the Muhammad Ali Center staff, Youth Programs, and Board of Directors are partnering with Love the Hungry for a service project event on January 17th from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. at the Ali Center. The team will produce 5,000 Nutri-PlentyTM pouches.
Love the Hungry is a local nonprofit organization focused on providing nutrient-rich meals that can alleviate and reverse the effects of malnutrition in young children. The Nutri-PlentyTM meal pouches are fortified with Mathile M+ Micronutrients™ and a combination of rice, soy, and dehydrated vegetables, complete with 21 vitamins and minerals, and 12 grams of protein. Each pouch creates enough meals to feed six children. The service project will provide enough Nutri-PlentyTM servings to feed 700 children every day for a month. 15 percent of the total meals packaged remain to assist Kentuckiana families.
Love the Hungry has distributed meals to 15 different countries, focusing primarily on Central America, Haiti, South Sudan and West Africa. They recently connected with Louisville-based WaterStep and CEO Mark Hogg, who won the 2013 Muhammad Ali Kentucky Humanitarian Award, to begin development of a nutrition center and clean water initiative in South Sudan.
About Love the Hungry
Established in 2012, Love the Hungry, Inc. (formerly Kids Against Hunger-Louisville) is writing a new chapter in our mission to bring nourishment and hope to children and families throughout the world. Co-founded by Dale and Tonja Oelker and supported by dedicated volunteers, Love the Hungry is centered on a faith-based principle that “…our love should be more than just words and talk; it must be true love, which shows itself in action.” (1 John 3:18) Our goal is to engage volunteers of all ages in a meaningful hands-on experience that enables them to take action to end hunger. Local action. Global compassion. For more information, please visit www.lovethehungry.org.
About the Muhammad Ali Center
The Muhammad Ali Center, a 501(c)3 corporation, was co-founded by Muhammad Ali and his wife Lonnie in their hometown of Louisville, Kentucky. The international cultural center promotes the Six Core Principles of Muhammad Ali (Confidence, Conviction, Dedication, Giving, Respect, and Spirituality) in ways that inspire personal and global greatness and provides programming and events around the focus areas of education, gender equity, and global citizenship. Its newest initiative, Generation Ali, fosters a new generation of leaders to contribute positively to their communities and to change the world for the better. The Center’s headquarters also contains an award-winning museum experience. For more information, please visit www.alicenter.org.