Joining hands to fight hunger: Feed my Starving Children comes to Allison

Charles City fifth graders enjoyed helping with a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event last year. This year the community is invited to join in an FMSC event hosted in Allison. (Submitted photo.)

If you’ve ever wondered how you can help others who are suffering around the world, now is your chance to feed the hungry without leaving the comfort of your own backyard.

     St. John’s Evangelical Lutheran Church—Vilmar is hosting a Feed my Starving Children (FMSC) Mobile Pack event Friday and Saturday September 28 to 29 at the Butler County Fairgrounds in Allison.

     At the event, volunteers will pack food to help FMSC feed the hungry in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs around the world. 500 volunteers are sought to pack 101,088 nutritious meals for the hungry and help raise $22,239.36 for the event. Adults and children five years and older who volunteer will come into the floral hall for orientation, hear an inspirational story and learn about the mission. Then they’ll put together MannaPack Rice, a scientifically formulated food formula, packing chicken, veggies, soy and rice dry ingredients by measuring and scooping ingredients, sealing bags and preparing boxes for shipping.

     An average person packs about $50 worth of meals in a two-hour shift.

 

Read more in the August 30 edition of the STAR or TRIBUNE.