Rocklin, Calif. – A local effort to pack meals for malnourished children around the world successfully packed 505,440 meals over a three-day period at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
The Rocklin Feed My Starving Children MobilePack attracted nearly 2,500 volunteers from all walks of life – from children as young as 5 to seniors over 90 years old.
“We want to thank everyone who turned out to pack meals and so many local companies who partnered with us to make this possible,” said Alexia Hall, chair of the organizing committee.
Organized groups of volunteers came from major corporations, churches, youth groups and various civic groups from throughout the area. One of the largest sponsors of the MobilePack, Wells Fargo, sent nearly 100 volunteers to help with the packing.
The event was supported by a number of community organizations and businesses, including: Wells Fargo, St. Matthew’s Lutheran Church in Rocklin and Randy Peters Catering & Event Center, each sponsoring more than 45,000 meals; Annie’s Sno Biz, William Jessup University, Valley Springs Church and Kohl’s, each sponsoring more than 22,000 meals; Wildlands, Law Offices of Sims, Lawrence & Arruti, UNFI, Advantage Marketing & Print, each sponsoring more than 11,000 meals; Reeve-Knight Construction, Halldin Public Relations, Kniesel’s Auto Service Centers, Trudy van Dyk of Tru California Real Estate, and Westlake Grahl & Glover, each sponsoring more than 5,000 meals; CiminoCare, Propp, Christensen Caniglia CPAs, Umpqua Bank, U.S. Bank, Foothill Fire & Wire and U.S. Legal Support, each sponsoring more than 2,800 meals
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that distributes culturally-neutral, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries through more than 90 missions and humanitarian agencies. In most cases, the free food is used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics, and community feeding programs that contribute to long-term community development. For more information, visit www.fmsc.org
“The community has supported our annual MobilePack for seven years,” Hall said. “Each meal we pack costs just 22 cents but we couldn’t pack more than 500,000 without the financial support so many organizations in our community have provided.”
The meals packed will be shipped to communities where Feed My Starving Children works with local organizations that serve malnourished children. Last year, meals packed in Rocklin were sent to The Philippines, Myanmar and Thailand.
To learn more about the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack and how you can get involved in future events, please visit www.sacfmscmobilepack.org.
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