Hope Starts with Food

1,456,725,425 meals shipped to malnourished children all around the world to help make “a drop in the bucket.”  Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization that is trying to make a difference by feeding malnourished children.  They have different permanent locations where volunteers can come to pack meal bags to help make an impact with the starving people.  They also can set up their operation as a MobilePack in different locations all over the country.

Delaware Valley University hosted a MobilePack this weekend (Friday, Saturday, and Sunday).  There were two hour shifts where there were different groups packing MannaPacks to help the children.  In these bags, we put rice, vegetables, vitamins, and soy.  Each bag is a 6 serving sized bag and has lots of nutrients to help turn around a malnourished child’s life.  In the shift that I was part of, there was about 105 people and we packed 122 boxes and each box holds 36 bags.  A quote from the man that was in charge is “In 22 hours of sweat equity (11 two hour shifts) we packed 544,291 meals saving the lives of 1,491 children [for a whole year]! We also collected 1,032 lbs of food to restock the local food pantries!”

This is my second year participating in Feed My Starving Children.  I always enjoy helping to pack the bags.  The staff are always so happy to be there to help make this event a success.  A quote from a fellow volunteer is, “I like it because it reminds me how blessed I am to have so much, while across the globe thousands upon thousands of people have so little.  It makes me feel better knowing that I can help them, even by doing something as simple as packing a few ingredients into boxes.”

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