From: Mark Patterson
Rotary FMSC chairperson
The Winona Rotary Club recently hosted a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack Event in Winona. We would like to thank the community, the 615 people who volunteered their time to put together the specially formulated food packets, and everyone who helped to raise the over $25,000 that was contributed to pay for the food that we packed. Together we were able to pack 116,856 meals which will feed over 330 starving children for an entire year.
We have received confirmation that the meals we packed have been sent. Some of the meals were sent to Honduras. The partnering organization Food for the Poor will help to distribute the meals to those in need there. The other portion of the meals were sent to Haiti and are being distributed through the organization Outreach Aid to the Americas.
The Winona Rotary Club was proud to be able to work with the many wonderful area organizations, businesses, school groups, and churches that helped to make this humanitarian effort possible. Also a special thank you goes out to the Cotter cross country teams and the WSU men’s golf and basketball teams for the extra help in setting up and cleaning up for the event. And to Riverstar for the use of its facility, equipment, and employees to host such a large event.
The Winona Rotary Club, FMSC, and the children receiving the lifesaving food all say a BIG THANK YOU for a job well done!