Feed My Starving Children event engaged nearly 500 community and corporate volunteers, packed meals for children in over 70 countries

CHICAGO, IL – Lawrence Hall, one of Chicago’s oldest social service agencies, hosted a MobilePack event organized by the non-profit hunger relief organization Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). The two-day MobilePack event – which took place on Lawrence Hall’s main campus in Albany Park – involved 471 volunteers hand-packing over 100,000 meals and raising $22,000 for starving children around the world.

Lawrence Hall provides care for abused and neglected youth in the Chicago area. The youth of Lawrence Hall worked tirelessly at the event to help kids in greater need than themselves. As observed by one of the youth, “these kids in Haiti (and abroad) are starving and have no place to live. I have a roof over my head and am fed here at Lawrence Hall – helping pack meals for them is the least I could do.”

The Lawrence Hall MobilePack event offered an opportunity to sponsor, raise funds, and/or volunteer to help FMSC distribute meals to children in need.

“Based on the success of this event, we look forward to partnering with our community to host more ‘pay-it-forward’ events. We were happy to have had the opportunity to feed hungry children and thrilled that our youth and the Chicago community stepped up to help,” said Kara Teeple, CEO of Lawrence Hall. “Our youth and staff always look to serve those in need and working with Feed My Starving Children was a great way to do that.”

Lawrence Hall is a Chicago community-based social service agency embracing at-risk, neglected youth and their families, by instilling resilience, healing, and changing lives for good.  Our vision is Hope, Healing and Resiliency for children.  For more information visit: www.lawrencehall.org

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit hunger relief organization that works with volunteers to produce MannaPack™ Rice, a scientifically formulated meal that is culturally acceptable worldwide. Organizations in nearly 70 countries around the world distribute these meals to children in the greatest need. Visit fmsc.org to learn more.

 

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FMSC team scoop[1]

Lawrence Hall and Accuity Staff help prepare MannaPack at the MobilePack Event.

FMSC Jazzy rice[2]

A young volunteer pours rice at the MobilePack event.

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