Thousands of Volunteers Anticipated for Northwest Metro Feed My Starving Children Event
Feb 21, 2016 08:28PM
By Wendy Erlien
Thousands of volunteers
Two million meals
From Feb. 24-28, an estimated 10,000 volunteers from Maple Grove, Osseo, Anoka,
Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Champlin, Coon Rapids, Crystal, Golden Valley,
Ham Lake, New Hope, Plymouth, Robbinsdale, Rogers, and St. Michael are planning
on donating their time and energy to hand pack for children worldwide at Egan Company Warehouse in Champlin.
Organizers are anticipating the Northwest Metro Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event will result in an estimated two million meals – enough to feed approximately 6,000 children for a year.
In addition to the meal packing, organizers are hoping to raise $484,000 to help fund the meals – with 10 percent of funds raised before and during the event will be donated to local food shelves – CROSS Services, IOCP, CEAP, and PRISM.
Local churches participating include, but are not limited to: St. Joseph the Worker, Lord of Life Lutheran Church, St. Vincent’s, Advent Lutheran Church, House of Hope Lutheran, Church of St Joseph, Church of St Paul, Unity Minneapolis, and Brooklyn United Methodist.
FMSC is a nonprofit organization focused world hunger since 1987 by
sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries where it is
distributed to orphanages, schools, and clinics.
Interested in participating?