Tuesday, January 29, 2019


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!