On October 9, about two dozen S&F Corporation employees volunteered their services during a shift of the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) event at the Bielenberg Sports Center in Woodbury, MN. We took part in the successful record-setting effort to create 4 million meals to feed to feed 11,000+ needy children for a year in places like Central America and Africa.
Donning gloves and hairnets, volunteers from all over the Twin Cities sealed and packed up scoops of rice, protein powder and vitamins – 598 boxes, each containing 36 bags of food, were processed during our shift. That is 21,528 bags of food we helped to pack up. Event organizers said that was an impressive effort in reaching the non-profit organization’s overall goal.
Jessie Tan said she was glad she brought along her daughter, who is almost 7, to help at the event.
“It is a great event that creates awareness to my kids about how lucky they are to have food every day,” Jessie said. “Also helps them to understand how important foods are and they should always try to empty their plate.” Jessie’s daughter also met two of her classmates at the FMSC event.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization which describes its approach as simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and then ship these meals to its distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world. Learn more about how you can become involved.
According to the Woodbury Bulletin, this fall’s Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event resulted in 4,066,200 meals. Those meals are enough to feed 11,140 children for an entire year.
The City of Woodbury donated the Bielenberg Sports Center to accommodate all the scoopers, packers, labelers and runners, according to FOX 9 online news.
FMSC is 100 percent donor-funded. Because of low overhead costs, donations of all amounts go a long way in the fight against world hunger, according to a FMSC fact sheet. For more than 10 years, FMSC has devoted more than 92 percent of total donations directly to feeding kids. For more information, here is a link to the FMSC fact sheet.