Thank you to the Greater Sacramento Area community for helping us to fill our 3,000 volunteer spots so quickly!! The enthusiastic response has been incredible and we are very grateful!! To those who were unable to sign-up because the shifts were full, keep in mind that we do expect that cancellations will occur so please keep checking the website regularly.
For the fifth year, Placer and Sacramento area residents will be working to fight world hunger by packing life-saving meals for malnourished children in partnership with the non-profit Feed My Starving Children.
This year our packing begins on Thursday, Oct. 23 through Saturday, Oct. 25 at William Jessup University in Rocklin.
We've packed a total of 1.8 million meals in our first four years and this year we are aiming to pack 500,000 more!
Thu, Oct. 23 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Fri, Oct. 24 12:00 PM -2:00 PM, 3:00 PM - 5:00 PM, 6:30 PM -8:30 PM
Sat, Oct. 25 8:30 AM- 10:30 AM, 12:00 PM- 2:00 PM, 3:00- 5:00 PM
Want to volunteer to pack? Click here to register:
Thank you to all of our participants who attended the Feed My Starving Children Fundraiser dinner at Valley Springs Church in Roseville. The dinner helped raise nearly $18,000 for malnourished children around the world.
A big "thank you" to Randy Peters Catering and Event Planning, which donated all the food and service for the event. The money raised will cover the cost of nearly 82,000 meals to be packed at the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack, being held at William Jessup University Oct. 23 - Oct. 25.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults in our community come together, regardless of race or religion, and we hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.
FMSC has 4 permanent warehouses; two in Minneapolis and two in Chicago, where volunteers come six days a week to pack nutritious meals for starving kids around the world. However, they also host MobilePack Events in various cities across the United States, which is what we are hosting again this year in Rocklin.
The MobilePack events rely on the support of the community to provide volunteers to actually pack-by-hand each of these meals, as well as to financially support the purchasing of the ingredients which go into each meal.
FMSC feeds orphans and malnourished children around the world, and also responds to global catastrophes. FMSC was able to donate meals to the devastated people in and around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Within 24 hours of the Haiti earthquake, FMSC had 600,000 meals on the ground to feed the people affected by the devastation. Immediately after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, FMSC was able to ship over a half-million meals to the people of Japan to aid in feeding those without food and water.
Thank you for your generosity on the BIG Day of Giving, where you donated 22,045 meals ($4,850) to malnourished children! We cannot wait to gather as a community and assemble these meals at our 2014 MobilePack on October 23-25!
If you missed the BIG Day, but would still like to donate, just click here! A gift of $22.00 will feed 100 children!
Last year, over the course of three days, our 2,500 volunteers packed hundreds of thousands of meals!
Thank you to William Jessup University for opening its large doors and allowing us to use their spacious facilities to do our packing.
And thank YOU for all your packing help! Check out more photos from the event.
The production of each meal costs only 22¢; however, the total cost adds up quickly when shipping hundreds of thousands of meals. For example, the price to ship 300,000 meals would be $66,000.
The Sacramento FMSC MobilePack is looking for community partners willing to financially support the packing of these meals; our partners will be featured prominently in Sacramento FMSC MobilePack marketing materials to a large local population. Promote your organization through partnering with Sacramento FMSC MobilePack and the community, while providing for children worldwide.
Join others in the community and give life-saving support to starving children across the globe. Your local support has a global impact, saving lives through the donation of your time and resources.