We in Winona again have the opportunity to make a difference in the lives of starving children around the world through a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack Event.  The Winona Rotary Club is again spearheading the effort to bring in this mobile food-packing event on Saturday, October 7 2017. 
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit organization which utilizes volunteers to put together specially formulated food packets to be sent around the world to feed starving children.  The program is very reputable and serves children who are starving. Every day, 18,000 children die from starvation.  But you can make a difference for these children.
Each meal costs only $.24.  Our goal is to raise $24,000 as a community and pack 100,000 meals.  At least 500 volunteers will be needed to pack those meals and to help in the fight against world hunger. 
We are excited about this opportunity to unite and work together to help starving children all over the world.  We hope your group will work with us to make this event a reality.
Do you know a group or organization who may be willing to be a partner and consider sponsoring a team during the MobilePack Event in Winona on March 24.  Teams will volunteer for a two-hour block of time to do a variety of tasks needed to pack about 4,000 meals. Each team or organization needs to provide funding the costs of the meals they pack, or $500.
Be creative in raising the money.  Remember each meal is only $.24. Consider asking people to donate their loose change everyday.  Get your families involved.  Skip going out to eat once and donate that money so a starving child may eat for a month.  Make a gift in honor of someone else for Christmas this year.  Your group can raise the money anyway you would like. 
For $88, you can feed a child one meal per day for an entire year. 
For $240, you can feed 1,000 children for one day. 
To sign up a team to volunteer and pledge the cost of the meals you will pack, please call Mark Patterson at 507.452.5109 or contact any of the committee members.
To donate,
            Go to www.fmsc.org
            Click on MobilePack Events,
            Click on Minnesota,
            Find Winona, then click on Donate.
Or make checks payable to “Feed My Starving Children” and send to Winona Rotary Club, PO Box 963, Winona, MN 55987.
For more information or if you would like someone to make a presentation to your group, please contact any of the planning team members below.
Together, we CAN make a difference!                                   
Thank you again for helping our community feed starving children by bringing Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event to Winona!
Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event Contacts:
Autumn Herber (Committee Member) - aherber@charter.net or 507-450-1320
Erica Jerowski (Committee Member) - ericaj@winonanationalbank.com or 507.454.9924
Tom Wynn (Committee Member) - t.wynn@peerlesschair.com or 507.254.2621
Beth Moe (Committee Member) bfmoe@unitedwaywinona.org or 507-452-4624
Mark Patterson (Committee Chairman and Event Host) mpatters@riverstarinc.com or 507-452-5109 or 507.429.5277