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From: Carol
Sent on: Thursday, July 5, 2012 10:25 PM
Dear Members of MSK: One of our members, Candice Reinhardt, is sponsoring a volunteer charity event to assemble food packages for the children of Haiti this Sat., as they are still suffering from the effects of the devastating earthquate 2 years ago. I will be unable to formally host or cross-post this event on Meetup, but I thought some of our generous members might have some time to donate so I wanted to get the word out to you. Here's all the info - if you are free on Sat. and are inspired by this cause, please join Candice. Her email is [address removed] if you need further info. Carol Germain

Food Packing Event for Child Quake Victims in Haiti

Saturday, July 7, 2012, 12:00 PM

Please join me in the opportunity to team up with the charity Kids Around the World for a mobile food packing event for the children of Haiti. We’ll have a few fun hours of getting together to assemble nutritious food packages to be shipped directly to Haiti by the Kids Around the World organization. Our small but powerful effort will turn out enough food to feed thousands of children in need!

Neighborhood Unitarian Church, 301 North Orange Grove Boulevard, Pasadena, CA (edit map)

(This Meetup has no religious affiliation with Neighborhood Unitarian Church or with Kids Around the World)

- Saturday, July 7 at 12 Noon to approximately 3 or 3:30, with food and drinks afterward at an authentic, local Irish Pub Griffins of Kinsale. (Details about the pub are at the bottom)

More about Kids Around the World’s Food Program

On January 12, 2010, a 7.0 earthquake entirely destroyed much of the country of Haiti. Reports tell us that more than three million people were affected by that earthquake. Many organizations around the world quickly rose to the challenge of providing relief, including Kids Around the World. And Kids Around the World is still working with those in need in Haiti today, including getting meals to children who lack access to adequate food.

Kids Around the World is part of the solution to world hunger. They partner with organizations all over the United States and package meals that contain all the nutritional requirements undernourished children need for physical and mental development.

One food package contains 6 servings. Each package is prepared in less than 20 minutes by adding it to boiling water. One box contains 36 packages and feeds 216 children. One pallet contains 66 boxes with 2,376 packages and feeds 14,256 children!

The package meals contain all of the nutritional requirements undernourished children need for physical and mental development. The food is a rice and soy mix fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, 6 dehydrated vegetables and chicken flavoring. This soy (52% protein) and nutrient rich formula reverses the starvation process and its effects.

Meals are packaged by individuals and volunteers from churches, businesses, families, and youth groups. The meals are packaged at a host location or at our warehouse in Rockford, IL. The distribution of the food is done through local partners who ensure the children receive the meals. Many times Kids Around the World combines food shipments with playgrounds that Kids Around the World has built, enabling the children to receive both a playground and food!

Kids Around the World has shipped hundreds of thousands of meals since the start of this program!!!


Our location for food and drinks after the food packing!

Irish Pub: Griffins of Kinsale

Excerpts from an Article in Hometown Pasadena:

"A Pub Just Around the Corner"

At Griffins of Kinsale, there are no flat screen TVs, no ear-splitting music, and no oppressive lighting. Instead, there are 115-year-old solid Ash church pews from Norwich, Ontario, Canada. There’s a 110-year-old twenty foot solid mahogany Brunswick-type bar from a hotel in Bedford, Indiana. And finally, solid brass sconces and chandeliers, as well as a tin-tile ceiling add more historical nuances.

Joe Griffin and his brother Michael are looking to create a place where the patrons feel comfortable, as though it’s their place just as much as the Griffins’. Great Grandfather Griffin sailed from Kinsale, County Cork, Ireland in 1890.

Griffins’ chef Andreas Moyer learned his Irish specialties from a little old Irish lady at a previous job: Corn beef and cabbage is tender, and Shepherd’s pie, salmon, lamb stew and bratwurst make up the rest of the brief, authentic menu. Joe has just the “Four Irish” on tap: Guinness, Harp, Smithwicks, and Kilkenny. Of course, there are also spirits and a small wine list.

Griffins of Kinsale

1001 Mission Street, South Pasadena (easy street parking)

Full bar, waiter service, full bar, live music


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