Starving children fed for a year with the help of the Parker community
PARKER, Colo., – On November 7, hundreds of Parker volunteers gathered to pack meal packets for starving children around the world. The Parker United Methodist Church hosted its second annual MobilePack benefiting the Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit. Volunteers packed 132,624 meals that will feed a total of 363 children worldwide for an entire year. Each MannaPack contains six to 12 servings of rice, dried vegetables, soy protein and vitamins. Volunteers of all ages created assembly lines to pack contents into meal packs. Volunteers from several churches, schools, sororities and local businesses gathered together to help with packing efforts. FMSC disperses the meals worldwide to prevent starvation and curb malnourishment for children and families. The organization has reached more than 70 countries and relies on hundreds of thousands of volunteers throughout the United States to hand-pack the meals. See the article on the Denver Post’s HUB about the event: http://yourhub.denverpost.com/blog/2015/11/starving-children-fed-for-a-year-thanks-to-parker-community/118150/
Many volunteers found out about this service project and signed up to help through JustServe.org. The website, sponsored by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, posts all kinds of volunteer projects going on in perspective communities nationwide. For more information on how to post a service project or to sign up to volunteer in your community, register at the website JustServe.org.
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David Smith-Public Affairs Director
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