Feed My Starving Children 2017

 

Earlier this month, Urban Design Associates was fortunate enough to, once again, team-up with Facings of America and volunteer at the non-profit, Feed My Starving Children. FMSC’s mission is to feed all starving children, both in body and spirit. They provide nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and deliver them around the world.

Since this wasn’t our first “rodeo,” we were able to quickly break-out into our groups. With high-energy and enthusiasm, we expertly completed meal after meal; all to the fun tunes playing through the sound system. The food we packed was going to be shipped to Thailand, and we were able to pack 45,792 meals. This means 125 children will be fed for ONE YEAR!

Volunteering at Feed My Starving Children is always a rewarding experience. To find out more, you can visit their website, or call 480.626.1970

 

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Feed the Children

     On August 3rd, 2016 Urban Design Associates teamed up with Facing America to help the Feed the Children Organization; a non-profit whose mission, for the past 35 years, is to “provide hope and resources for those without life’s essentials”. One of the services they provide distributes nutrient dense, soy and rice based packages that are delivered to starving children around the world. With careful diligence, 91% of all proceeds go straight to the children and families in need, and a large number of their work force is volunteer based.

     The Feed My Starving Children center is located at the Mesa Fiesta Power Center (1345 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ;  480.626.1970). They manage volunteer shifts that start approximately from 9:30 am – 10:00 pm, six days out of the week.

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     Even though Urban Design Associate had worked with Feed the Children in the past, this was my first experience volunteering with this particular organization. When I first entered the building, the atmosphere was charged with a warm, caring energy to help “The Feed My Children” cause. They took great care to educate the volunteers on policy and procedure before the work began, and they also gave out stylish hairnets!

     After orientation and a good hand-washing, volunteers split into lighthearted competitive stations. Filling the room with upbeat music, each station had people scooping supplements and food, weighing accurately to track product, heat sealing for secure transportation, and packaging. After everyone decided on their positions, that was when the fun began. Feed the Children team leaders kept an lively attitude, and each station worked together to try and package as many boxes as possible within an hour time frame. By the end of the shift, you are hot, sweaty and filled with a sense of accomplishment.

 

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     The volunteers are asked to stay for a run down of all their hard work. Urban Design Associates and Facings America packaged 141 boxes, which means we helped prepare 30,456 meals for starving children. We were informed that we fed 83 kids for a whole year!

     1 in 5 children faces hunger in America, and 1 in 4 children around the world suffers from chronic malnutrition. Help make a difference and contact the Feed the Children organization and lend them your support however you can; it is wonderful experience for a fantastic cause.

Feed My Starving Children

Mesa Fiesta Power Center  (1345 S Alma School Rd, Mesa, AZ)

480.626.1970

 

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