10/31/2013 3:14:00 PM Hundreds pitch-in at 'Feed My Starving Children' mobile pack
Local citizens were making a difference in the lives of 468 children they will most likely never even meet, just by spending a couple of hours at a meal packaging event for Feed My Starving Children. Lakes Free Church, in Lindstrom, hosted a packing event October 25 and 26 and according to Ric Stanghelle the weekend drew 737 volunteers. A total of 171,072 dried meals were bagged and made ready for shipment wherever there is a need-- the equivalent of feeding 468 youngsters for a year.
Feed My Starving Children is a Minnesota-based organization that has developed a dried nutritional meal package that can be assembled for shipment by volunteers following simple measuring and combining instructions. The Lakes Free Church also held a “mobile pack” last year. The church youth center gymnasium makes a great staging area for the organization to set-up work stations for packing bulk quantities into individual meals called manna packs. The mobile pack takes the food products and containers out to where volunteers gather. Finished “manna packs” are loaded by the case-full onto a semi truck at the site. Stanghelle said in his summary of the packing, “It is great to see all the churches and people in the community come together for something like this. We are blessed to live where we do.”