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Sacramento Area Feed My Starving Children Event Moves to Rocklin for 2012

They expect to pack 500,000 meals for malnourished children.

Feed My Starving Children organizers released the following information regarding this year's event:

Organizers of the 3rd annual Sacramento area Feed My Starving Children MobilePack™ announced today that the event this year will be held at William Jessup University in Rocklin, with a goal to pack more than 500,000 meals for malnourished children around the world.

The event, hosted in 2010 and 2011 at Valley Springs Presbyterian Church in Roseville, will be held from Nov. 13 to Nov. 17.

“We are excited to partner with William Jessup University, where we will have the opportunity to grow this event and engage more community partners,” said Kris Glass, Event Coordinator.  “It’s a perfect location and gives us the space needed to accommodate as many organizations that want to join in this effort.”

Feed My Starving Children coordinates MobilePack™ events around the country where volunteers combine and package ingredients scientifically formulated to address the needs of children suffering from malnourishment into meals that FMSC calls MannaPack™ Rice. Each meal costs 22 cents to be produced and packed for shipping around the world.

“William Jessup University is committed to leadership, transformation and innovation.  We appreciate the opportunity to partner with Feed My Starving Children by providing a venue for this great community event,” said John Jackson, President of William Jessup University. “Many of our staff and students participated as volunteers last year and thoroughly enjoyed the opportunity to be a part of making a global impact.”

The event steering committee is currently seeking organizations – churches, civic groups and corporations – to join the effort as partners.

“We are in need of sponsors and volunteers who are willing to participate by donating the funds to provide these meals, as well as the time it takes to package them,” said Mike Gebhardt, Fundraising Coordinator. “This year, we have great online fundraising tools that volunteers can utilize to raise the money necessary to pay for the meals they pack.”

Last year, more than 2,500 community members volunteered, each working two-hour shifts to pack meals over a four-day period. Nearly 20 organizations – including Wells Fargo and the Sacramento Kings – partnered with the event, along with dozens of churches and civic groups.

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that distributes culturally-neutral, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries through more than 90 missions and humanitarian agencies. In most cases, the free food is used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics, and community feeding programs that contribute to long-term community development. Ninety-three percent of donations to FMSC go directly to the food program. For more information, visit www.fmsc.org

Corporations, civic groups and churches that are interested in partnering with this year’s Sacramento area MobilePack™ may call Kris Glass at 916-786-7940. For more information, please visit our website, www.sacfmscmobilepack.org or follow us on Facebook and Twitter

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