In my post, rethinking my bucket list,  I talked about blessing others as I have been blessed. So I added to my bucket list to volunteer at least once a month and bring good to others.  In September I volunteered for the Rutland County Humane Society at their annual Dock Diving event.  It was great fun and It felt good to help raise money for the humane society.

Today was my second day of blessing others, with many more to come.

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A group of people from my church went to a local high school and helped pack meals for Feed My Starving Children.  This group has developed a nutritional food source that is packed by volunteers around the country and then shipped to starving children all around the world.  They have a 99% success rate of delivery ~ Which is awesome considering the war torn countries they serve.

Some of us brought in food for the food shelves in the area, so we can spread the love locally as well as globally.

After our brief orientation, we donned our hair nets. Cleanliness and sanitation is a must when packing for these kids.  They are already sick and they don’t need our germs as well.  Sanitary hand wipes were a must at each station.

 And we started packing the food.

With the input of scientists from major food companies in the Twin Cities area—including Cargill and General Mills—FMSC developed MannaPackRice, a formula consisting of:

1.   Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
2.   Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.
3.   Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.
4.   Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.

Packaged in small pouches, this easy-to-prepare food blend has won rave reviews all over the world. While the formula was designed to save the lives of severely malnourished and starving children, the ingredients also improve the health, growth and physical well-being of children who are no longer in immediate danger of starvation. A team of food scientists continues to monitor the FMSC formula to ensure that it meets nutritional needs of the world’s hungry children.

In total ACF, along with two other area church groups packed

  • 77 boxes   OR

  • 16000 meals for hungry children  OR

  • We have fed 45 children for a year!

Not only were we feeling good helping starving children, we were dancing and singing to great “oldies but goodies” as well. All in all it was great fun, even though my lower body is in full rebellion right now, I would definitely do it again!

Here’s a great bit of wisdom for you…

end childhood hunger

 

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