Villa Maria College is seeking volunteers for “In Giving, We Receive” – a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack Event on September 21-22, 2012 in the College’s Student Center. The event boasts 500 volunteers ages 5 years old and up, working together to pack over 100,000 meals to meet the needs of starving children in over 70 countries around the world. Villa Maria College is partnering with other area institutions such as Daemen College and D’Youville College, St. Luke Lutheran Church, and theWELL Church to host this event but is seeking volunteer and fundraising assistance from individuals and other organizations.
“We are currently in the fundraising portion of this event with each meal costing just 22 cents to produce. Our fundraising goal is $22,000 to fund 100,000 meals. Also, because hunger is a local (Buffalo/Niagara) issue, we ask each volunteer to bring a non-perishable food item to the event, which is then distributed to local food pantries,” says Kim Kotz, Coordinator of Villa Volunteers, Professor.
Those interested in volunteering or donating should contact Kim Kotz at (716) 961-1837 or [email protected].
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.