448 Volunteers Surpass Goal of 100,000 Hand Packed, Live Saving Meals
May 6, 2016
Elk River, Minn. (May 6, 2016) —448 of Elk River and surrounding area community members rallied to be a part of the hunger solution through a partnership between Sportech, Inc. and non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Volunteers prepared 108,864 life-saving meals at this FMSC MobilePack™. The goal, established by Sportech, Inc. CEO, Chris Carlson, was 100,000 meals. The event took May 5 at the new Carlson Moto headquarters building on the ERX MotorPark premises.
The event comprised of three shifts, among which 504 boxes of meals were packed. One box contains 216 meals, totaling 108,873 meals. This is enough to feed 298 children for one entire year.
The passion and positive energy could be felt the building as teams of volunteers let out a cheer upon the packing of each box. “What a blessing to be at this location and see the passion,” Feed My Starving Children Development Advisor, Judy Watke said. The Sportech and Carlson family have impacted so many lives of family around the world and saved so many little children like Emma.”
Given the number of meals packed and successful volunteer turnout, there is talk to host another Sportech FMSC MobilePack Event and the possibility of increasing the meal packing goal.
“Next year, we should pack more meals. We can add another 4-6 stations and really make and impact!”, an FMSC MobilePack team member said.
Sportech and Feed My Starving Children would like to thank all of the world-class volunteers and contributors to this great event. Community members can still support this MobilePack by making a donation for food production costs. To donate, visit fmsc.org/mobilepack/events.
Watch the MobilePack Event Recap below.
About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed MannaPack meals to nearly 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack these life-giving meals. Churches, businesses, community groups and schools in more than 35 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the fight to prevent and reverse malnutrition. For more information, visit fmsc.org.
About Sportech, Inc.
Sportech, Inc. is an innovation-driven plastics thermoformer specializing in the design, development and production of quality products and accessories for leading original equipment manufacturers (OEMs). For more information, visit www.sportechinc.com.
For media inquiries and to schedule an interview, contact:
Sportech, Inc. Marketing Coordinator
Phone: (612) 735-6641
Taylor Carlson Schroer
Sportech, Inc. Marketing Communications Manager
Phone: (612) 670-4554
|Allison Schwartz, Communications Manager
Feed My Starving Children