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Thousands of Volunteers Anticipated for Northwest Metro Feed My Starving Children Event

Feb 21, 2016 08:28PM ● By Wendy Erlien
15 communities
25 churches
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 WorkerLord of Life Lutheran ChurchSt. Vincent’sAdvent Lutheran ChurchHouse of Hope LutheranChurch of St JosephChurch of St PaulUnity 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?

Click here to register for a two-hour individual or group volunteering shift

Click here to donate funds

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