Last year, Royal Cup teamed up with Stop Hunger Now to package and deliver meals to children in need!
If you have been around Royal Cup for any amount of time you've heard the phrase "The Sum of Us." The phrase comes from our CEO, Bill Smith, and encompasses his vision for Royal Cup. The full phrase reads,
"It is not the some of us; but the sum of us who make the difference."
This slogan comes to life when viewed through the lens of our Company Meeting last year. One night, when a large portion of our company met together to discuss the upcoming year, goals and strategy, we worked together off site to package and prepare over 120,000 meals to help feed children in need living in Belize. These meals were then boxed, delivered through customs and given to a village in Belize.
We recently received our year end update from Stop Hunger Now and we wanted to share some of the results from it with our readers. We hope you enjoy!
From Royal Cup's Stop Hunger Now year end report for 2016- Meals packaged in 2015 by Royal Cup Coffee volunteers supported beneficiaries and our (stop Hunger Now's) partner programs in Belize, helping to alleviate hunger and support those in need. Outlined below is the story of our partner in Belize and how Royal Cup Coffee donated meals were used.
Partner: Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus
Kidz Konnect 4 Jesus (KK4Jesus) is all about creating well-rounded individuals and growing meaningful relationships between U.S./Canadian churches and Belizean villages (schools and churches) in a true, long-term partnership setting. The organization accomplishes this through educating, equipping and empowering the local Belizean population. KK4Jesus has established feeding and food distribution programs with the goal of moving the programs toward community gardens and agriculture initiatives. For the past four years, this partner has organized quarterly medical team visits with free medicine and vitamins in a stationary clinic and with mobile medical equipment.
The meals from Royal Cup's event were shipped on October 12th 2015. The meals were transported to local schools, villages and churches. The meals are served at schools and in some cases sent home with children that are undernourished. The local principal, teachers and pastors (along with KK4J) are actively involved in the selection process. The meals are served with rice, beans and spices.
Since receiving the meals, the KK4J medical team that comes every 90 days has seen dramatic improvement. The kids are healthier, stronger, more energetic and their behavior in class has improved.
It is so fantastic to see direct impact from our efforts and experience how the sum of all of us can make such a huge difference around the world.
For more on Royal Cup's impact please visit our Sustainability page.