Relief Canning Kidron, Inc. Kidron, OH
Welcome to Relief Canning, Inc., Kidron (Non-Profit)
Mennonite Central Committee recently reported a staggering figure: 4 billion people are at risk of hunger as food prices rise beyond their reach. This Spring, the price of rice has doubled, reports the World Food Program. Global food prices have risen 40% in nine months and 80% in three years. ABC TV reported that every 4 seconds a child dies from hunger.This crisis has varied causes: Cost of fuel, poor weather, political unrest or loss of financial security. We too, in North America, feel the pinch of inflation at the grocery store and the fuel pump. But our complaints fade in comparison to the World's poor. Mennonite Central Committee has ministered to the hungry and needy (2006) in 26 different countries, distributing over 700,000 cans of turkey. Here in our community (2007) of northern Ohio we distributed over 1200 cans of turkey; and in 2008, over 1900 cans to hunger centers. Over 18,000 cans of turkey were distributed in Peru and S. America following the earthquake. This is given with other foods and grains.
116,000 cans were delivered to Haiti the end of August 2011.
© 2018 Relief Canning, Inc. Kidron, Ohio
Updated November 2017
2017 Canning Report:
2018 Canning Dates:
Saturday October 13; Monday October 15 and Tuesday October 16, 2018. Prayer at 4:55 a.m. each day in the Gerber Building.
MANNA FOR MANY: An Anabaptist Mission
Currently, we are bagging 5 meal servings of dehydrated vegetable-barley soup or rice pilaf. Learn More
We are looking for help acquiring copies of news articles and photos of previous years of canning. We are also looking for people to help compile a listing of individuals that Served as a Volunteer in Relief Canning, Inc. during the past 66 years!! Contact Jess if you have any information you would be willing to share!
2014 - We processed 25,000# of bonesless turkey which made 14 cans/units.
2012 - Donations needed to purchase 25,000# turkey & pay MCC $15,000 for cans, mobile canner, boxes and shipping!!
2011 - Reduced turkey Purchased to 20,000#
Thank you to all the donors and volunteers for another successfull year of canning! The 20,000# of turkey produced a total of 11,243 cans.
2009 & 2010 - Reduced Production by 25% due to drop in donations.
2008 - a record mobile
canning year! Read more....