150 Highland Springs Residents + 5 hours = 96,000 meals for Children in Need

August 21, 2015
DALLAS, TX—Over 150 residents of Highland Springs retirement community will roll up their sleeves to work on behalf of less fortunate children in the United States and around the world via its Kids Against Hunger project on Monday, August 24.
Two assembly lines of volunteers will be ready to go as these residents will produce, sort and package highly nutritious, life-saving meals with ingredients provided by Kids Against Hunger.
During the five-hour time frame, it is anticipated that 96,000 meals will be created and readied for distribution.  It is the third time that Highland Springs has participated in a Kids Against Hunger event.
The mission of Kids Against Hunger, a humanitarian food-aid organization, is to significantly reduce the number of hungry children in the USA and to feed starving children throughout the world.  
Kids Against Hunger's meals have been formulated by food scientists to provide a rich source of easily digestible protein, carbohydrates, and vitamins needed by a malnourished child's body and mind. The food also accommodates to the broad diversity of ethnic tastes and religious differences around the world.  The meals are easy to package, keep for long periods of time and require only boiling water to prepare.
WHAT:      Kids Against Hunger Project
WHEN:      Monday, August 24, 2015, 10am-3pm
WHERE:    Highland Springs retirement community
        Hillcrest Clubhouse: Willow Ridge Community Room
        8000 Frankford Road
        Dallas, TX 75252
Barbara Blachly, community resources manager at Highland Springs, is the on-site contact for the event.  She can be reached at 972-232-8000.
For more information regarding the Kids Against Hunger project, please visit www.kidsagainsthunger.org.
About Highland Springs:  Highland Springs is one of eighteen continuing care retirement communities managed by Erickson Living.  Located in North Dallas, Texas, the scenic 89-acre campus is home to more than 790 residents.  Highland Springs is the ideal greater Dallas retirement destination offering a true sense of community, convenience beyond compare and a sensible financial structure. 
Residents give a "thumbs-up" during the Kids Against Hunger event at Highland Springs in 2011.