Update: Stayton MobilePack feeds 575 children for a year

November, 2018 Posted in Community, Food And Drink

By Mary Owen

The results are in! This year’s MobilePack, a project of Feed My Starving Children, drew in 1105 community volunteers who packed 972 boxes containing 210,065 meals, enough to feed 575 children for a year.

“It was heartwarming to see the community come together for a project that has a global impact,” said Kelly Fields, Stayton High School business teacher and the local volunteer event coordinator.

Fields said Santiam Canyon MobilePack teams packed 252 boxes – 54,432 meals – for children in Thailand, which were delivered by FMSC’s partner, Venture.

“Venture helps some of the least reached, least resourced children become future Christian leaders,” Field said on the MobilePack, Santiam Canyon, Facebook page. Venture distributes the FMSC meals in refugee camps and orphanages on the Thailand-Myanmar border, she added.

The remaining 720 boxes – 155,520 meals – were shipped to the Philippines through FMSC’s partner, International Care Ministries. ICM uses FMSC meals in its Transform program, which focuses on values, health and livelihood, Field said.

This was the second year for the MobilePack Santiam Canyon project. The pack-in took place on Nov. 4-6 at Stayton High School. FMSC provided the supplies, and people, organizations and businesses throughout the Santiam Canyon provided the funds and manpower.

“We cannot thank you enough for taking on the responsibilities of hosting this event,” said Nate Shepherd, FMSC development advisor. “What an amazing experience for so many folks in your community!”

For information, e-mail santiamcanyonmobilepack@gmail.com or visit the Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack, Santiam Canyon, Facebook page.

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