The Winona Rotary Club is hosting a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack Event on Saturday, October 5th. Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization which utilizes volunteers to put together specially formulated food packets to be sent around the world to feed starving children. The program is very reputable and serves children who are starving, even in the United States. Every day, 18,000 children die from starvation.
Each meal costs only $.22 to produce. Rotary’s goal is to raise $22,000 as a community and pack 100,000 meals. Many area businesses, schools and churches have already committed to help in this effort to fight world hunger. Only $33 will feed 5 children for one month and $80 would feed a child for an entire year.
Many businesses, organizations and churches have already signed up to participate; however there is room for a few more teams. Teams, of no more than 16 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 would need to provide funding to cover the costs of the meals they pack, or $800.
Community members can also donate to the Winona packing event by sending checks made payable to “Feed My Starving Children” to Winona Rotary Club, PO Box 963, Winona, MN 55987. Or gifts can be given online at www.fmsc.org, but you must click on MobilePack Events, then Minnesota, then find Winona, and then click on Donate.
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 carrys out humanitarian projects to address such issues as poverty, health, hunger, education and the environment. Rotarians live by the moto Service Above Self.
For more information or to sign up a team contact Erica Jerowski at 507-454-9224 or Mark Patterson at 507-452-5109.