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Church needs donations to feed starving children

Event won’t be until Thanksgiving, but funds needed now
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Organizers of Feed My Starving Children have a daunting task at hand.

They plan to pack 500,000 meals for kids — at one northern California event, which will be held at Valley Springs Church in Roseville. While they won’t prepare the meals until the Thanksgiving season, the group needs the money now. So, the countdown begins.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that coordinates mobile pack events when volunteers come together to pack ingredients scientifically formulated to address the needs of malnourished children, according to a press release.

In most cases, the free food is used in orphanages, schools, clinics and community feeding programs that contribute to long-term community development. Of the donations to Feed My Starving Children, 93 percent go directly to the food program.

The organization distributes nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries through more than 90 missions and humanitarian agencies.

Wells Fargo recently donated $5,000 to support this effort, which will go a long way toward hitting organizers’ goal of 500,000 meals.

“Each meal we pack costs 24 cents so this sponsorship will pay for 20,800 meals,” said Kris Glass, a mobile pack coordinator, in a press release. “We appreciate Wells Fargo’s support — the second year that they have stepped forward as a major sponsor of this great event.”

Many of the company’s employees have also committed to volunteer for the packing events during the holiday season.

~ Sena Christian

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Feed My Starving Children’s upcoming mobile pack event needs donations, sponsors and volunteers. To find out more, visit www.sacfmscmobilepack.org.