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Feed My Starving Children Aims for 500,000 Meals



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ROCKLIN -- Through a gift of only 22 cents, Sacramento area residents can fund a nutritious meal for a starving child-and pack that meal with their own two hands.

In partnership with local community members and organizations, Feed My Starving Children is returning to the Sacramento region for a 4th annual MobilePack(tm). The event goal is 2,500 volunteers packing 500,000 meals for distribution to malnourished children around the world.

Over the last three years, area residents have packed and funded more than 1.3 million meals with the help of over 5,000 donor-volunteers in the Sacramento region.

This year's three-day MobilePack will run from Thursday, October 24 through Saturday, October 26 at William Jessup University in Rocklin. The MobilePack relies on community volunteers to pack by hand each of these nutritious, dehydrated meals, as well as to financially support the cost of ingredients and packaging for each meal.

"We have had a tremendous response of volunteers in the community seeking to help at the MobilePack, but need additional financial support for this year's event." said Mike Gebhardt, one of the organizers of the MobilePack. "Very simply, the more financial support we can raise, the more meals we can pack. Business and organization sponsors have found volunteering to be a rewarding community service and team-building opportunity."

The MobilePack needs 2,500 volunteers to participate in the assembly and packing of meals. Volunteer shifts are only two hours and are a great way to spend quality time with family, friends, or even people from your organization.

While the cost of each meal is only 22 cents, the event goal of 500,000 meals adds up to a commitment of $110,000.

 The Sacramento FMSC MobilePack is seeking community partners to help underwrite the cost of these 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. Ninety-two percent of donations to FMSC go directly to the food program.

Corporations, civic groups and churches that are interested in partnering with this year's Sacramento area MobilePack(tm) may call Bill Halldin at 916-781-0650. For more information, please visit our website, www.sacfmscmobilepack.org





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