This Saturday, April 25, the Business Scholars volunteered to pack food packages for the organization, Feed My Starving Children. Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization committed to feeding children around the world. FMSC receives hundreds of requests from orphanages and school feeding programs that get no support because of their small size and remote locations. They can’t afford the cost of buying food locally and getting money to pay for shipping food can’t even be a consideration, so FMSC helps these places by shipping hand-packaged foods to help these young children survive. My fellow business scholars and I took part in packing meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. After these food packages are packed and boxed, FMSC ships the food to over 70 countries. Some of the countries that we packed food for included Kenya, Djibouti, Haiti, Uganda, and more!
This volunteering event was coordinated by the Collegiate Association of Business Scholars, and one of CABS mission is to give back to our community. The members of CABS had planned this day of service event so that all scholars could help to give back to our community, and help a great cause.
Packaging food for hungry children was a great way to help stop hunger. There were over 100 volunteers that showed up, which included adults and kids. Everyone was excited to be part of something that would benefit little children around the world. It was a lot of fun trying to pack as many food packages in 2 hours, and in total all the volunteers were able to pack 181 boxes. This was a grand total of 39,096 meals, which would approximately feed 107 kids a year!
In the end, the Business Scholars were all able to appreciate the value of serving our community! If you would like to volunteer to help package food next time, be sure to visit www.fmsc.org to see how you can help out. The organization is always in need of many hands to help package foods. Remember, taking part in giving back to our community is a great way to help others, make new friends, and take action in something that you really care about! I believe that community service helps you find your true self because you will learn so much about who you are along the way—and who knows, it might even put you on a path for a future career!