The Winona Rotary Club is hosting a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event on Saturday, October 5. This is the Rotary’s ninth year of hosting this event. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit organization which utilizes volunteers to hand-pack nutritious MannaPack™ meals specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition. FMSC partners with organizations around the world to get the life-saving meals to the people who need them most. Each day the partners distribute FMSC meals in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs around the world to deliver hope and break the cycle of poverty.
Many businesses, organizations, schools and churches have already committed to help in this effort to fight world hunger. The teams, consisting of 16-20 people, will volunteer for a two-hour block of time to do a variety of tasks needed to pack about 4,000 meals. Each team will also be providing funding to cover a portion of the cost of the meals they pack.
Each meal costs less than $.25 to produce. Rotary’s goal is to raise $25,000 as a community and pack 100,000 meals. Only $25 will feed three children for one month and $88 would feed a child for an entire year.
Community members can donate to the Winona packing event by sending checks made payable to “Feed My Starving Children” to Winona Rotary Club, PO Box 963, Winona, Minn., 55987.
Community members are also welcome to stop by to see the packing event in process or to shop the MarketPlace. The MarketPlace provides an opportunity for artisans from countries that receive FMSC meals to earn a fair wage for handcrafted goods. The profits fund meals for kids around the world. The FMSC MobilePack event is on Saturday, October 5, from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Riverstar, 1705 Wilkie Drive, Winona.
Rotary is an international organization of business and professional leaders who volunteer in their communities and promote world understanding and peace. Rotary encourages high ethical standards and carries out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment. Rotarians live by the motto “Service above self.”
For more information, contact Rotarian Mark Patterson at 507-429-5277.