Come with an appetite and to support a good cause during the Kiwanis and Kingsland Key Club's Spaghetti Supper Fundraiser slated for this Saturday, Dec. 15, from 4 to 6:30 p.m., before the Kingsland boys' and girls' basketball teams face off with Rochester Lourdes.

"This spaghetti supper fundraiser is for Food for Kidz, which feeds the world's hungry, especially in disaster areas including the U.S. Our fundraiser goal is a profit of $500, which would provide for 3,333 meals," said Spring Valley Kiwanis Club member Nancy Cornell.

"We're having spaghetti, garlic toast, lettuce, ice cream, milk and coffee. It's by donation, but we hope to raise more than we did last year, as the Kiwanis motto is 'Serving the Children of the World,' and this is one way that we can do that. This also gives the community an opportunity to come to a fun event and also be helping a good cause."

Proceeds benefiting Food for Kidz make a monumental difference in the lives of undernourished children. "One packaged meal consists of rice, soy meal, dried veggies, and a chicken-flavored powder enriched with vitamins and minerals, and it will feed a family of six when boiled in water.

"In 2010, over 10 million children were fed worldwide. Meals are shipped to disaster relief areas such as Haiti, Honduras, El Salvador and Africa, and some may go to area food shelves," said Cornell, speaking of the food packaged by volunteers for the Food for Kidz mobile food packaging unit of Feeding Children of Stewart, Minn.

The Kiwanis, Key Club, and Kingsland Builders Club - the junior high chapter of Kiwanis - volunteer each spring to help package meals when the mobile unit comes to Stewartville when the Stewartville Kiwanis Club arranges for the unit to stop locally for a service day in April.

She encourages basketball fans and spaghetti enthusiasts to heap their plates high and bring donations for Food for Kidz, as the dinner promises to be as delicious as a three-point swish.

Kingsland High School is located at 705 North Section Avenue in Spring Valley.