GREEN BAY, Wis. (WFRV) – In the past four days local volunteers packed more than half a million meals to feed hungry kids around the globe.
“It is amazing that doing something so simple with your hands can make you feel so good inside” says Tim Groff, Director of the Green Bay MobilePack event.
2,500 volunteers are packing meals for Feed My Starving Children at Green Bay Community Church.
“There are church groups, bible studies, day care groups that come out, businesses, sports teams” Groff explians. “Once people get going, they really start flying. Some of these tables will pack between 20 and 35 boxes in a half hour session”.
Over the course of four days people packed 552,096 meals, enough to feed 1,512 children for an entire year.
“It is super fun. We dance, we have a good time. Its a great team building thing too” says volunteer Julie Van Hoosen.
Each bag contains veggies, soy, rice and vitamins. It is enough for six meals.
Feed My Starving Children sends the pouches to 70 countries to break the cycle of poverty. Schools, clinics and orphanages help get the nourishment to kids who desperately need it.
“The biggest reason it is a once a year effort is because of the fundraising. It cost $120,000 to pay for all those ingredients each year” explains Groff.
The money is raised by 12 local partner churches, corporate sponsors and individual donations. “You spend 12 months to get to these four days and it is running so smooth that I am able to just walk this room with a smile on my face, love in my heart and take in the experience that these people are having a good time and while aving a good time they are doing something great for children that are so desperately in need of food.
To find out more about Feed My Starving Children click here: https://volunteer.fmsc.org/register/#.WdZwAFtSzyM
Connect with the Green Bay MobilePack event here: https://www.facebook.com/FeedMyStarvingChildrenGreenBay/