Minnesota School of Business (MSB) strongly believes in providing the “We Care” mentality when working with students and the community to build lasting relationships. One way in which MSB and Globe University give back to the communities is by a company-wide community service day. For community service day, MSB-Lakeville’s staff and faculty spent the afternoon volunteering for Feed My Starving Children.
Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit organization dedicated to getting hand-packed meals to starving children and adults in over 70 countries. Their goal was to create a food mixture that would be low in cost, easy to make, and accepted culturally throughout the world. They came up with three different combinations with the most widely used, the MannaPack Rice combination. The food is packed entirely by volunteers and one package of the MannaPack Rice combination can feed up to six children for $1.32.
The afternoon started with a video that discusses what Feed my Starving Children does as an organization, how they receive donations and how to properly pack the food. Each packing station consists of spots for volunteers to scoop vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy and rice, weigh each package, seal the packages and then box them.
Staff and faculty had a wonderful time volunteering their time for the organization. Aimee Pasko, MSB-Lakeville’s campus director, said, “participating in Feed My Starving Children was a very humbling, rewarding and even fun experience. It was shocking to realize just how many children in this world do not have access to enough food. The experience of being able to know that, with just a couple hours’ time, we were able to assist in providing so many children with nutritious meals around the world. Not only was it a great feeling to know we were helping so many kids, but it was also a lot of fun! The group was literally dancing and singing along while we were packing meals! I certainly plan on going back to volunteer again in the future.”
Volunteering just two hours of time, the team was able to pack 109 boxes full of off. This equals 23,544 meals, enough to feed 65 children for a year. If you’re interested in volunteering, please go to http://www.fmsc.org/