StuartCo at Feed My Starving Children

This past Wednesday, 50 StuartCo employees made a trip to Feed My Starving Children – Eagan for a company packing event.

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Feed My Starving Children provides life-saving meals to people who need them most all over the world — from countries affected by natural disaster to places enduring economic despair.  FMSC meals are distributed in nearly 70 countries through missionary partnerships at orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps and malnourishment centers.

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During the two hour packing time, we packed 111 boxes of food. Each box contains 36 Manna Packs, and each Manna Pack provides 6 meals. In the end, we packaged enough food for 23,976 meals! That’s enough to feed 66 kids for an entire year!

A Manna Pack consists of four ingredients.

1.   Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
 2.   Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.
 3.   Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.
   4.   Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.

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Fun Facts About FMSC:

• A single meal costs only 22 cents to produce.

• Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987; the first shipment of the current food formula was sent in 1991.

• 92% of the total donations goes directly to the food program. 8% goes to fundraising, administration, and overhead combined.

• They have sent food to more than 70 countries in our history including Haiti, Sudan, Jamaica, Bolivia, Dominican Republic, Tanzania, Lesotho, Liberia, Ghana, Guatemala, Malawi, Cambodia, East Timor, Nicaragua, Sri Lanka, India, Indonesia, Cameroon, Niger, Colombia, and El Salvador, and to Hurricane Katrina victims in Louisiana, Mississippi and many more.

For more fun Facts about FMSC, click here.

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If you’d like to find out more about FMSC and how to get involved, please visit their website here.

To see more photos from our packing event, visit us on Facebook.


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