For the third year in a row, Villa Maria College will help feed needy children around the world by hosting a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event on Friday, November 7 and Saturday, November 8 in the college Dining Hall.
Over 500 volunteers will work together packing over 100,000 meals by mixing vitamins, vegetables, soy, and rice into containers that are easy to ship and distribute to communities suffering from hunger.
“6,200 children die each day because they don’t have enough food,” Dr. Kim Kotz, coordinator of Villa volunteers and professor in the college’s Physical Therapist Assistant program said.
“This is a tangible way for the volunteers to make a difference in the fight against global poverty.”
In 2013, nearly 800,000 volunteers nationwide joined Feed My Starving Children to hand pack over 191,000,000 meals for hungry children. The organization provides life-saving meals for starving children in over 70 countries around the world, at the cost of just 22 cents per meal.
A private, co-educational, Catholic college, Villa Maria provides the premiere student-centered experience in Western New York. Students learn and grow with a culturally diverse population and a culture that lives its values of truth, charity, and unity.
The college independently operates the Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry on campus that serves over 1,000 individuals each month. A benefit for the pantry will be held the week after on November 14.