Over 3,500 Warsaw Community members will join together in partnership with Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) for their 5th Warsaw MobilePack event.
The event will be Oct. 11-14, at the Warsaw High School Tiger Recreational Activity Center (TRAC).
This year marks the first time for the event to be hosted at Warsaw Community High School TRAC. The state-of-the-art facility will provide dynamic space for this high-energy event for clubs, teams and organizations to participate, according to a news release issued by Feed My Starving Children.
The goal is to pack 700,000 meals to help starving children around the world.
Volunteers will sign up for 2-hour shifts where they will scoop, measure, weigh, seal, label and box ingredients for nutritious MannaPacks. These scientifically formulated meals will provide hunger relief for malnourished children around the world. The MannaPacks are then shipped through FMSC partners to 70 different countries around the world. They are sent to areas of greatest need to help impact those who suffer from malnutrition.
According to event chair, Megan Stone, “Families, church groups, businesses and organizations are invited to participate. There will be a job for everyone ages five to seniors. Online registration will open in September. Volunteers will register for the evening public sessions. We will offer a corporate challenge for business sponsors on Thursday afternoon. We are excited to also engage over 1,400 Warsaw Community School students to the daily sessions to be a part of the hands-on mission experience which will serve our global neighbors.”
Warsaw Community Schools Superintendent Dr. David Hoffert said he views FMSC “as a vital part of our school community.”
“In Warsaw Community Schools, our mission is to inspire and equip all students to continuously acquire and apply knowledge and skill while pursuing their dreams and enriching the lives of others. Being a host site for our community and active participation by our students and faculty in Feed My Starving Children is a living example of our mission in action. Our school community is stronger, more empathetic and able to see how enriching others brings a community together for good,” he said.
FMSC implements a unique and highly effective model. Communities fundraise to pay for the ingredients while also providing volunteers to pack the food. Meals are then shipped through non-governments organizations in 70 different countries around the world.
Currently, FMSC is responding to needs in Ukraine and around the world. It’s easy to feel helpless in the face of humanitarian catastrophe, but as a community, we can take action today. FMSC is coordinating efforts with their network of partners in Eastern Europe. They have committed to ship 4.5 million meals (so far) to Ukraine and Eastern Europe while still providing the meals promised to partners around the globe.
FMSC is ready to produce these meals, but we need your help to fund them. Each meal costs 24 cents. $88 will feed a child for an entire year. The financial goal to pack 700,000 meals is $168,000. We are pleased to announce that we are halfway to our goal; we’ve raised $84,000 so far. Warsaw Mobilepack committee invites you to partner with this great opportunity to serve world hunger by your sponsorship.
Anyone wanting to help can send a tax-deductible donation at www.warsawmobilepack.com or mail them to Warsaw MobilePack, P.O. Box 272, Winona Lake, IN 46590. Checks should be made payable to FMSC and include #2210-037SC in the memo line. We are also in need of qualified volunteers will to work multiple shifts.
Please contact Stone, event chair, with any questions at [email protected]
Plan to join us October 11-14, 2022 to help impact world hunger and have a fun time at this energetic community service mission experience. More information can be found at warsawmobilepack.com or follow the social media pages on Twitter, Instagram and Facebook at warsawmobilepak