Friday, November 30, 2018

Feed My Starving Children

Shelly Grohovsky: Bookkeeper

This week, our team volunteered at Feed My Starving Children.  Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that works to provide nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children around the world.  FMSC offers its volunteers a one-of-a-kind experience.  As a team, we hand-packed rice, soy, dried vegetables and a nutritionally complete blend of vitamins and minerals into bags, which we sealed and boxed so they could be shipped out to the neediest children around the world.  Five people in our group volunteered to be runners, which involved keeping each station’s ingredients stocked for packing.  The remainder of us were packers, which involved the actual packing of the food.  Of course, with our competitive nature, we decide to break off into two teams and compete to see who could pack the most boxes of food.  It was a tight running!  Team 1 packed 16 boxes and team 2 packed 15 boxes.  As a whole, with the other groups that volunteered that day, we managed to pack nearly 200 boxes of food in our two-hour packing shift, feeding 107 children for an entire year!  It is truly the most amazing and rewarding feeling to know how much of an impact we made in children’s’ lives in just two hours of our time!  If you’re looking for a great way to give back, I would highly recommend volunteering for FMSC, where you can experience first-hand what it’s like to make a substantial difference in others’ lives!