Clare Ten Pas: Facility Services Manager
Our team volunteered last week at Feed My Starving Children,
a non-profit organization that works to provide nutritionally complete meals
for malnourished children around the world. At each packing event, the
volunteers work together in an assembly line to fill packages of food that get
sent around the world to feed children in need. The team at FMSC make it a
friendly and fun competitive event, and encourage each team to compete against
the other volunteers to see who can pack up the most boxes of food. The last
time City Wide volunteered at FMSC, we split ourselves into two teams and
competed against each other instead of the rest of the volunteers. The jury is
officially still out on which team won, although it certainly wasn’t my team
that lost. On Wednesday, we decided to combine our efforts and compete together
as one City Wide team against all of the other volunteers. It doesn’t matter,
although for the record, City Wide did have the highest number of packed boxes.
But who’s counting.
Healthy competition is a big part of our company culture,
but the biggest reason we wanted to pack the largest amount of boxes was
because the ultimate goal is to feed as many children in need as possible. As a
whole, all of the volunteers during our session filled enough packages of food
to feed 111 children in Haiti for an entire year. It was incredibly rewarding
to hear those results, but there is always more work to be done. I’m sure we’ll
be back soon to hopefully beat our own record and send even more packages of
food to children in need!