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Holiday in Lights helps Hands Against Hunger feed over half million starving kids!

Posted on: January 28, 2019
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News Release: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

With the New Year beginning, we wanted to take some time to thank our guests that drove through Holiday in Lights, a Cincinnati holiday tradition for the last 28 years. We had a wonderful and successful year! Holiday in Lights is unique because we partner with Hands Against Hunger and give back to our community and starving children around the world. By just driving through the lights, your admission alone will feed two children a meal! We love being able to make a difference and help the significant number of children affected by hunger and malnutrition.

For the past 8 years, Hands Against Hunger volunteers (a program of A Child’s Hope Intl™) have welcomed visitors to the mile-long Holiday in Lights spectacular while wearing crazy holiday hats and giving away over 353,906 candy canes and 2,650 dog biscuits. This year, Holiday in Lights, is one that visitors can be excited about! With the help from generous donations from our viewers, a portion of the Holiday in Lights ticket proceeds, and the Hands Against Hunger volunteers, we have hit a huge milestone together. We have funded over half a million life saving meals to starving children locally and around the world! That is equivalent to 2,000 children fed for an entire year! We were able to attain this achievement from the impressive 115, 217 meals funded from Holiday in Lights last season. That translates to 384 starving children fed for a year!

The high protein food packets are delivered to food pantries in the greater Cincinnati area, Appalachia, and many parts of the world where children go days without any food or water. This remarkable program can feed a hungry child for just 25 cents a day. In fact, one volunteer working for just two hours can produce enough high protein food to feed one child for an entire year.

If you didn’t have a chance to drive through the lights but still want to contribute, Hands Against Hunger will gladly accept your time, talents, and treasures to support their programs! Visit their website to see how you can get involved at http://thechildrenarewaiting.org/.

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