Rocklin, Calif.- For the sixth year in a row, thousands of community members from Sacramento/Placer will gather to pack a record number of meals for malnourished children around the world. Through a partnership with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), more than 3,000 volunteers will pack 540,000 nutritious meals October 22-24 at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
Throughout the past five years, volunteers at this annual MobilePack have hand-packed more than 2.4 million meals for starving children worldwide. Last year the community support allowed FMSC to respond quickly and effectively to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone.
“We are looking forward to breaking a record this year to pack more than 540,000 meals,” said Alexia Hall, one of the organizers of this year’s event. “This is a family-friendly event that gets many people in the community involved that will impact children’s lives all around the world. This packing event is a way to bring awareness to global hunger and to give back as a community.”
Feed My Starving Children, an international organization, coordinates MobilePack events around the United States where volunteers combine and package ingredients scientifically formulated to address the needs of malnourished children. Each meal costs just 22 cents.
The Placer Sacramento MobilePack event committee is seeking individuals and organizations-churches, civic groups and corporations-to become financial partners to pay for the meals. Sponsorships are available at the MobilePack website at sacfmscmobilepack.org.
Last year this MobilePack was sponsored by organizations that included Wells Fargo, which sponsored more than 45,000 meals; Randy Peters Catering & Event Planning, St. Matthew Church in Rocklin, William Jessup University and Valley Springs Church, each sponsoring more than 22,000 meals; and a number of other local businesses.
About Feed My Starving Children
A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Last year, FMSC welcomed nearly 900,000 volunteers to pack more than 229 million meals. The Minnesota-based charity spends 92% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for ten consecutive years.
About FMSC MobilePack
MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack FMSC’s life-giving MannaPack(tm) meals. Churches, businesses, community groups and schools in more than 35 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the fight to prevent and reverse malnutrition. FMSC provides guidance and logistics. Local donors and volunteers provide funds and labor to pack the meals.