Nutrition and Humanitarian Aid





History Logs

Project Description

Country: USA

Location: Grand Island

Total Budget: $1,250

Areas of Focus: Disease prevention and treatment, Maternal and child health

Activity Type: Health: General

Summary: To cooperate and support the efforts of Mercy Meals providing affordable high quality nutrition both domestic and international

Nutrition has been identified as a primary limiting factor in improving the health and life expectancy in many developing nations. Mercy meals of Grand Island is a non- profit organization that allows volunteers to package nourishing food that will be delivered by Orphan Grain Train to children in need throughout the world. Orphanages, refugee camps, feeding centers, disaster relief centers, and local food pantries, have been recent recipients of Mercy meals. In addition Mercy meals is making provisions to support Salvation Army food bank, as well as the backpack programs in Grand Island and other area schools.

In the past our club has participated in the packaging efforts of Mercy Meals at their facility in Grand Island. This grant will provide funding for over 10,000 nutrient dense meals at a cost of $.12 per meal.

In the past Mercy Meals has provided extensive nutritional assistance to one of our Club members, Dr. Marjie Heier, who oversees the Chifundo Medical Hospital in Zambia Africa. Dr. Heier has documented the effects of good nutrition in improving the health outcomes of her patients.

Project Contact Person

District: 5630

Rotary Club of: Grand Island

Primary Contact: John McHargue

Email: jmargue1@gmail.com

Project Status

This project is "Paid". This means that the funds from the district have been issued. This project is now being ready for implementation. When this is done, a report needs to be uploaded on the project page and the "Reported" button needs to be clicked, then the status of the project will be changed to "Reported".

Project listed for the 2019-20 Rotary Year.

Proposed Financing

Existing Contributions Towards This Project





Grand Island (5630)









Project Supporting Documents

MOU signed

Signed MOU

Tax Return Form 990


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History Log Entries


by John McHargue

System Entry: Creation of project page.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project sent for club signatures.


System Entry

System Entry: Project signed by John McHargue.


by Don Peterson

System Entry: Project approved by the District Approval Committee.


by Randy Kratochvil

System Entry: Check for DDF payment issued by Foundation Treasurer.

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