Villa Maria College to host 500 volunteers for Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

Villa Maria College to host 500 volunteers for Feed My Starving Children Mobile Pack Event

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Buffalo, NY – September 18, 2012– On September 21-22, Villa Maria College will host hundreds of volunteers working to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world. Through a partnership between the host Villa Volunteers as well as Daemen College SPTA, D’Youville College SPTA, St. Luke Lutheran Church, theWELL Church, Busti Church of God and community members, volunteers ages 5 years old and up will be working together to pack over 100,000 meals to meet the needs of starving children in over 70 countries around the world.  Volunteers will prepare 100,000 life-saving meals during the event that will take place at the Villa Maria College Student Center located at 240 Pine Ridge Road, Buffalo, NY 14225.

Packing sessions, will take place at the following times:

Friday, September 21, 2012 6 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Saturday, September 22, 2012  9 a.m. – 11 a.m., 11:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m., 2 p.m. – 4 p.m.

All volunteer slots are full. However, community members can support this MobilePack by making a donation for food production costs. To donate, visit http://www.fundraising.fmsc.org/faf/home/default.asp?ievent=1017750

Media are invited to attend the event. Children and adults in hairnets will gather in an energetic atmosphere to fill bags with four dry ingredients for hungry children around the world. To schedule an interview, contact Kim Kotz, Coordinator of Villa Volunteers 716-961-1837, 716-949-4661 (cell) or kkotz@villa.edu.

About Feed My Starving Children & MobilePack
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. FMSC ships scientifically formulated MannaPackTM meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack these life-giving MannaPackTMmeals. Churches, businesses, community groups, and schools in more than 30 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the problem of hunger. For more information, visit fmsc.org.

About Villa Maria College
Villa Maria College, located in Buffalo, New York, is a private, co-educational, Catholic college that specializes in the applied arts and music. Villa Maria College strives to support its core values of respect for human dignity, compassion, transformation, solidarity with the poor, justice and peace by various community outreach projects such as the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event.  In addition, the College has its own food pantry, Sister Mary Josette Food Pantry that was started in 1986 as a way to respond to the needs of Villa Maria College students.  The pantry has grown to serve over 1,000 individuals each month who would otherwise go hungry. For more information on Villa Maria College call 716.896.0700 or visit www.villa.edu.

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