Williston Packs Meals For Feed My Starving Children
The 3rd Annual Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Mobile Packing Event in Williston kicked off yesterday at Trinity Christian School. The first day was absolutely amazing! Volunteers came together and gave their time, prayers and monetary donations for this amazing cause.
Think about your daily routine. You get up, have a shower, have some coffee and nice breakfast. Then you head off to work. At around 12:00pm you possibly start thinking about lunch. Maybe it's a pizza with friends, or a thick cheese burger with fries! YUM, right! As the clock rolls around to 3:30pm, you probably start going over your supper plans. Steak, hotdish, pork chops? After a nice supper with your family, you all settle in for the evening. Think about how fortunate you are. You ate at least three time today! You possibly had a few snacks too. Throw in a warm home, a comfortable bed, running water, and your health. We all have it pretty good!
Things are different around the world though. There are kids going hungry every day. Some live in less than ideal conditions. These kids do not have it so good. FMSC has brought much needed food to 108 countries since 2009. Kids in Africa, the Middle East and most recently, Ukraine, have benefited greatly with these meal packs. the motto for FMSC is "We're turning hunger into hope one meal at a time."
The mobile packs we put together last night have 380 to 400 grams of food consisting of a freeze dried soy, rice and vegetables mixed with vitamins. MannaPack Rice is an excellent source of protein, carbohydrates and key nutrients culturally acceptable worldwide for anyone over the age of one.
This packing event in Williston works like a basic assembly line. A bag is placed under a funnel, and a person adds vitamins, flavoring. Another person adds soy and ride. The bag is then weighed. If's it weighs 380g-400-grams. If weight needs to be adjusted, rice is added or removed. Then the bag is sealed and boxed.
Thursday's packing event totaled 267 boxes totaling 57,672 meals. That sounds like a lot...and it is. These efforts ensure 158 children will be fed for a year. That number will grow more with two more packing days scheduled for Friday, October 28, and Saturday, October 29. If you want more information about Feed My Starving Children, or are inclined to make a donation, click here. This was our 3rd year participating, and we all love supporting this worthy cause.