Charity founder celebrated for his work feeding children 2009: Anchorage Alaska

Charity founder celebrated for his work feeding children

ANCHORAGE, Alaska -- People in Anchorage gathered to not only celebrate Black History Month on Saturday, but also to honor one man who is

a living example of what it stands for. The Fairview Recreation Center hosted a community event with the theme "Here We Were, Where We Are," and also recognized the father of Kids&39 Kitchen, a local charity with the motto "no child should go hungry." Elgin Jones started Kids&39 Kitchen in 1996 and since then the charity has served over 1 million meals to Anchorage children. He turned 69 on Saturday. "It&39s as important as breath itself to eat nutritious foods, and for kids to eat good while they can, because they&39re in their formative years and they need good food," Jones said. "So today is just a big celebration of history, but also of him. He&39s turning 69, his 1 millionth meal served, so we&39re just trying to get everyone together and just have a good time and just celebrating that he&39s still going," Avonda Perry said.

The celebration included games and crafts as well as entertainment by local artists.

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