The Williston MobilePack Event, which took place from October 26th to the 28th, made a significant impact on the community and beyond. Although the first day of packing was canceled due to weather, the event still managed to pack an impressive total of 147,744 meals. This achievement is not only a testament to the dedication of volunteers but also a lifeline for those in need.

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Feeding 404 Children for a Year

One of the most remarkable outcomes of this event is that it will provide sustenance for 404 children for an entire year. This incredible feat was made possible by the collective effort of various organizations and groups that joined forces to make a difference.

A Community United: Organizations and Groups that Participated

Several churches, dance clubs, the Coyote Clay Target League, 4-H, multiple businesses, Trinity Christian School, Williston High School, both Williston Lions Clubs and the Gideons all played a vital role in the success of this event. Their commitment to this cause exemplifies the power of community and the positive change it can create.

Randy Schlossin
Randy Schlossin
2023 FMSC Williston Event

Regional Impact: Fargo and Watford City Events

The impact of MobilePack events extends beyond Williston. Fargo is preparing for a packing event from January 5th to the 15th, 2024, with the ambitious goal of packing 10 million meals in just 10 days. Watford City is hosting a packing event from March 21st to the 23rd, with the hope of packing 100,000 meals. These events showcase the commitment of communities across North Dakota to alleviate hunger on a regional scale.

Looking Ahead: The 5th Annual Event in 2024

The Williston MobilePack Event is gearing up for its 5th annual event in 2024. The ambitious goal for this milestone is to pack a staggering 500,000 meals. Achieving this number requires both financial support and a substantial number of volunteers. The event aims to raise $113,000 and gather 2,145 volunteers to make this goal a reality. Although the date for the 2024 event is yet to be determined, the community's dedication is unwavering.

The Williston MobilePack Event and other similar initiatives serve as a testament to the power of community, highlighting what can be achieved when people come together for a common cause. As we look forward to the 5th annual event in 2024, let's support these endeavors and continue making a positive impact on the lives of those in need. Click here for more information, or to make a donation. Thanks in advance!

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