Calvary Lutheran Church Will Hit 10 Million Meals Donated with MobilePack
A food packing event held annually at Calvary Lutheran Church in Golden Valley will hit a milestone this week. Volunteers over the last 12 years have packed 10 million meals for the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children.
This year, organizers hope to pack 750,000 meals that will go to feed hungry children around the world. The event started on Saturday, January 18 and extends through Saturday, January 25 at Calvary Lutheran.
Volunteering to pack meals is open to everyone. Calvary Lutheran Church has discovered about half of the volunteers who pack meals are not church members. Instead, they are people from the community who can donate two hours of their time.
“Each person on a shift will pack one box,” explains Dawn Dresser, director of mission and outreach at Calvary Lutheran. “Even if they aren’t packing or doing warehousing, they are included in that number. That’s 216 children who will be fed that day. That’s huge—where else can you do that in two hours?”
Volunteers only have to be five years old to pack meals. Student groups must follow the appropriate student-to-adult ratios (one to one through grade 2, three to one for grades 3-6 and four to one for grades 7-9, five to one for grades 10-12).
The MobilePack lasts through Saturday.
Visit calvary.org/fmsc or call 763-231-2988 to make a donation or to register for a volunteer shift.