2015 Food 4others MobilePack: Passing the Millionth Meal Mark!
On Saturday, May 2nd through Monday, May 4th, 4others will conduct Silicon Valley's 5th Food 4others MobilePack, in partnership with the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This three-day effort will bring together 1,300 local volunteers to hand-pack nutritious meals for severely malnourished children in the developing world. Working together, our enthusiastic volunteers from a community of churches, schools, businesses, scouts, and clubs will hand-pack 272,160 life-saving meals -- enough to fill one 40-foot shipping container with enough meals to feed 745 children for one year!
This year's goal will bring our collective total over 5 years of Food 4others MobilePacks to over 1 million meals (1,139,184 to be exact)! What a huge milestone -- one that we could never pass without the passionate support of all our partners and volunteers. With your help, we can reach this year's fundraising goal of $60,000.00 to provide these nutritious meals! Let's turn hunger into hope!
Read about the impact of these meals in The Philippines.
The impact of this food is truly amazing! Omar, from El Salvador, weighed only 19 pounds at 8 years old. On the brink of death, Omar was provided with FMSC's all-vegetarian MannaPack Rice meals, developed by food scientists to quickly reverse and prevent malnutrition. 6 months and only $40 later, Omar weighed a healthy 73 pounds! See the before & after photos of Omar. (1st pic: Before FMSC, 2nd pic: After 16 meals, 3rd pic: After 6 months)
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Each year, this event has been a huge success as more volunteers -- from families, churches, businesses, schools, and civic groups -- join in the effort to raise funds and to hand-pack meals to make a difference. Working as teams in two-hour shifts, volunteers fill and seal bags of food, enjoying a fun atmosphere and the satisfaction of making a measurable impact on hunger.
Read about last year's 4th Annual Food 4others MobilePack: A HUGE SUCCESS!
On Friday & Saturday, May 9-10, 2014, 4others conducted Silicon Valley's 4th Food 4others MobilePack, in partnership with the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Over 1,100 local volunteers came together to pack nutritious meals for severely malnourished children in the Philippines. With much enthusiasm, our volunteers exceeded our meal goal of 225,000 meals and actually packed 233,280 meals -- enough to feed 639 children for an entire year! And thanks to the donations of MobilePack Partners and volunteers, all these meals have been fully funded and will soon be on their way to help with the recovery effort after Typhoon Haiyan in the Philippines!
We want to thank all who volunteered and donated to make this year's MobilePack a great success! We especially thank the San Jose Elks Lodge #522 for providing their excellent facilities for this event!
Special Thanks to our 2014 MobilePack Partners
Packing Shift Sponsors (over 36,000 meals):
Church of God of San Jose (2 shifts)
Packing Station Sponsors (over 4,500 meals):
Orchard Valley Christian Church (5 stations)
Cornerstone Community Church (4 stations)
Westgate Church (2 stations)
Legacy Christian School (2 stations)
1,000+ Meal Sponsors:
ROLCC Palo Alto Jr. High Youth Group
Boy Scout Troop 689
CLICK HERE TO VIEW PHOTOS of our volunteers in action at the 2014 MobilePack!