524,000 Meals for Children packed at William Jessup
ROCKLIN - More than 524,000 meals for malnourished children were packed by some 2,500 volunteers during a three-day Feed My Starving Children MobilePack(tm) event that concluded Saturday at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
The event, the third year in Placer County, was made possible by financial support from a number of organizations. Wells Fargo was the lead corporate sponsor, covering the cost of nearly 50,000 meals, while Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning helped cover the cost of nearly 25,000 meals.
While the event is concluded, organizers say they are continuing to seek donations to cover the cost of the meals that were packed. A $22 donation covers the cost of 100 meals. To donate, please visit www.sacfmscmobilepack.org.
Other sponsors were:
5,600 meal sponsors: Allied Waste Service of Sacramento, AT&T, Citrus Heights Rotary, Mercy San Juan Medical Center of Sacramento and Reeve-Knight Construction.
3,600 meal sponsor: Southwest Airlines and Hewlett Packard.
2,800 meal sponsors: Atlas Disposal, Cimino Care, Propp Christensen and Caniglia LLP, Sacramento Kings and Umpqua Bank.
"We were excited to grow this event with Wells Fargo, a key sponsor of the event, and engage with more community partners," said Kris Glass, Event Coordinator. "The volunteer response to pack meals was tremendous."
Volunteer meal packers included groups of employees from Wells Fargo, Umqua Bank, Reeve-Knight Construction and Propp Christensen and Caniglia LLP. Many area churches supported the event financially and with volunteers, including Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville, Adventure Christian Church, St. Matthew Lutheran Church in Rocklin, Providence Bible Church, Bridgeway Christian Church, Metro Calvary Church in Roseville and Vespers in the City in Sacramento.
Feed My Starving Children coordinates MobilePack(tm) events around the country where volunteers combine and package ingredients scientifically formulated to address the needs of children suffering from malnourishment into meals that FMSC calls MannaPack(tm) Rice. Each meal costs 22 cents to be produced and packed for shipping around the world.
While the event is concluded, organizers say they are continuing to seek donations to cover the cost of the meals packed. To donate, please visit www.sacfmscmobilepack.org.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization 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. Ninety-two cents on every dollar donated to FMSC goes directly to the food program.
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