What is OneMeal?
The OneMeal mission is to meet the needs of starving children by empowering people to serve. Our mobile food-packing program engages groups to work together in a meaningful hands-on, team-building experience.
We do this by partnering with organizations like churches, schools, businesses, and civic groups to host food packing events at their location or our warehouse. Their volunteers come together and pack meals assembly line style in a unifying and fun high-energy event.
The packaged food is then shipped and distributed to trusted partners to ensure the food reaches hungry children in great need of our help. Through our OneMeal program we have provided much needed nourishing food to children in 18 different countries, including the U.S. and developing countries across the globe.
The food is a rice and soy mix fortified with 21 vitamins and minerals, 6 dehydrated vegetables and seasoning. This soy (52% protein) and nutrient rich formula reverses the starvation process and its effects.
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!
How It Works
Your packing event can last 2 hours or two days! Volunteers can pack in shifts or all at once, depending on:
- # of Volunteers
- # of Meals your group wants to pack
You can use this info to estimate the length of your event based on # of volunteers or meals:
- 10-12 Volunteers = 1 Packing line
- 1 Packing line = 2,000 meals per hour
- (average of 200 meals per volunteer per hour)
Do you have your volunteers in place or will you be recruiting more help for your event? Depending on how many people you have to pack with, you can set a higher or lower goal for # of meals to pack.
Example: 20,000 meals= 100 people ~ 10 lines ~ 1 Hour
- Typical settings for packing events include: cafeterias, gymnasiums, meeting/conference rooms, classrooms, sanctuaries, parking lots & fields. Room set up is very flexible and can easily adapt to your space.
- Electrical access preferred/ Generator Possible
- Covered packing area or inside in case of Rain/ Sun protection
- PA/ Sound system for fun and communication ease (optional!)
Each packing line including working room around it: 22’ x 6.5’ = 145.2 Sq. Ft. (10 lines = 1,450.20 Sq. Ft)
With OneMeal, 25¢ goes a long way!
A quarter per meal covers everything from raw ingredients, packing equipment & materials, and staff time necessary to execute your event.
Donations are tax deductible as we are a 501(c)(3) non-profit. We are eager to remain financially transparent as we partner with you to meet the needs of children across the globe.
We understand funding can be a challenge. We have many fun and creative fun fundraising tools and ideas that have proven successful through millions of meals of experience!
Your group or organization can partner with Kids Around the World in our mission to help feed children all over the globe.Learn More
You can make a donation to Kids Around the World and help make a difference in a child’s life. With the cost of each meal being 25 cents, your donation can go a long way!Donate Today