Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Returning to Rocklin
ROCKLIN-For the fifth year, hundreds of volunteers from the community will gather to pack meals for malnourished children around the world.
The organizing committee for the Placer/Sacramento Feed My Starving Children MobilePack announced today that this year's event will take place October 23-25 at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
Throughout the past four years, volunteers at this annual MobilePack have hand-packed more than 1.8 million meals for starving children around the world. Last year, more than 270,000 meals were shipped to the Philippines-arriving after the devastating typhoon and aiding that country's pressing needs. Organizers are hoping to pack at least 300,000 meals this year.
"We are very excited to pack hundreds of thousands of meals again this year," said Mike Gebhardt, chair of the organizing committee. "Each meal we pack impacts the life of a child in dire need. Our team is working now to raise money so that we can pay and pack as many meals as possible."
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. Feed My Starving Children calls the meals MannaPacks(tm)-each meal costs just 22 cents.
The 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.
Corporations, civic groups and churches that are interested in partnering with this year's Sacramento area MobilePack may email firstname.lastname@example.org or call 916-781-0650. The event can also be found on Facebook at www.facebook.com/SacramentoRegionFMSC and on Twitter at @SacMobilePack.
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 more than 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 800,000 volunteers to pack more than 191.6 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 nine consecutive years.
About FMSC MobilePack
MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack FMSC's life-giving MannaPack meals. Churches, businesses, community groups and schools in more than 30 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the problem of hunger. FMSC provides guidance and logistics. Local donors and volunteers provide funds and labor to produce the meals.
Pet Care | Real Estate | Restaurants | Tech | View All | * Add/Upgrade Business
Placer County News HeadlinesPlacer County Hoteliers: Taxman Cometh Airbnb, Vacation Rentals By Owner, inns or hotels. If you provide lodging in Placer County, you're required to collect Transient Occupancy Tax
Lake Tahoe Bound? Be prepared and patientTAHOE CITY, Calif. -- As Northern California prepares for the second and third storms of a week-long string of weather systems, Placer County is reminding residents and visitors
New California Laws 2017 (Part 15)Roseville, CA - New California laws for 2017. Part 15 includes criminal gangs, property taxes, real estate licenses, terrorist activity, child abuse, voting: felons, human trafficking
Study: Lung Cancer Patients Not Receiving TreatmentA national study by researchers at UC Davis Comprehensive Cancer Center has found that a significant number of lung cancer patients are not receiving treatment.
$21 Million for Regional Small BusinessesThe Capital Region Small Business Development Center (SBDC) has surpassed significant milestones in helping regional businesses
Rocklin Preschoolers Donate to Children in NeedROCKLIN, CA, - Students at Merryhill Preschool in Rocklin collected 69 pairs of pajamas to benefit local children in need for the holidays.
Bust Water Use Myths in Water Spots Video ContestLocal area middle and high school students can win cash prizes and the opportunity to view their video on the Raley Field Jumbotron
Placer SPCA seeks 2017 Hero Awards NominationsRoseville, CA - Placer SPCA is seeking nominations for the 2017 Hero Awards, to be presented at the 16th annual Funny Bones Comedy & Awards Night
Beatles vs. Stones Tribute at Harlows this MarchThe debate between the Beatles and the Rolling Stones has been going on ever since they first crossed paths on the charts 53 years ago
Man Still Recovering from TBITwo years back, I featured Daniel Mignerey who somehow survived life-threatening injuries on February 6, 2015
Rocklin Library hosts Lend A Heart Therapy DogsRocklin, CA- The Doggone Good Reading Group meets the second Tuesday of every month from 3:30 to 4:30 at the Rocklin Library
Placer Vineyards granted Regional General PermitJust west of Roseville, Placer Vineyards was granted its Regional General Permit
NEWS: In Case You Missed It