2014 MobilePack

Turn Hunger Into Hope With Your Own Two Hands

Two Locations | Two Days | 363,636 meals Let's do this.

This third annual Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event, hosted by With Love From Vermont, is a multi-faceted event that aims to contribute in a meaningful way to the worldwide efforts of eliminating starvation. With 6200 children dying each day from hunger and hunger related diseases, we are asking you to join us in being part of the solution.


With two packing locations - Essex and Bristol, and two days of 2 hour packing sessions - we hope you will be able to join us. Details and links to reserve your space (by location) are below.


If you are unable to attend the MobilePack but want to support this cause, please feel free to contribute to the $80,000 goal that must be met to put on this event! Click Here to Contribute

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Essex MobilePack Site

Friday, Oct. 17th, 4pm to Saturday, Oct. 18th, 6pm

Albert D Lawton Intermediate, Essex, VT, United States

VT

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PACKING SLOT (Essex Site Only!)


Packing Times:


Friday - 17-Oct


  • 4:00-6:00pm
  • 6:30-8:30pm


Saturday - 18 Oct


  • 9:00-11:00am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 2:30-4:30pm

Bristol MobilePack Site

Friday, Oct. 17th, 4pm to Saturday, Oct. 18th, 6pm

220 Airport Dr

VT

CLICK HERE TO RESERVE YOUR PACKING SLOT (BRISTOL SITE ONLY)


Packing Times:


Friday - 17-Oct


  • 4:00-6:00pm
  • 6:30-8:30pm


Saturday - 18 Oct


  • 9:00-11:00am
  • 11:30am-1:30pm
  • 2:30-4:30pm

What do we do for the 2 hour volunteer shift?

These two hours go really fast!


First the FMSC staff and someone from WLFV give a brief orientation where you will watch a short video and learn a little bit about the organizations.


Then everyone moves to the packing room for instructions and a quick demo on how the packing stations work.


The music gets turned on and off you go at packing stations where you scoop the raw ingredients (soy, rice, veggies, vitamins) into a 6 meal bag that gets weighed and sealed. Sealed bags are boxed up and the boxes are palletized for shipping!


As our two hours wind down, packing stations begin the clean up process after which everyone has the opportunity to gather and learn how much was packed and take a quiet moment for thanks and prayer.


One of our biggest pieces of feedback is that folks wish they had more time to pack and it goes too fast! If that is you, feel free to sign up for two sessions in a row!


We look forward to packing with you!

How Does the MobilePack Work? (bigger picture)

So glad you asked!


WLFV commits to raise a specific amount of money in order to host the MobilePack event. Fundraising efforts ensue (click here to see our progress) and WLFV works to educate and rally the community (churches, organizations, companies, schools, etc) to participate.


The funds are used to purchase the raw ingredients (soy, rice, veggies, and vitamins) that are brought to the MobilePack sites where our volunteers (that's you!) join us for two hour sessions to package the ingredients into pre-portioned bags that are boxed, palletized, and loaded up for transport.


Once ready for transport, the pallets are loaded into shipping containers and are sent to approved aid organizations (schools, orphanages, hopsitals, etc) that FMSC has partnered with. The MobilePack fundraising covers the cost of the food, the aid agencies are then responsible for covering the costs of shipping. FMSC has maintained a 99.97% success rate of food making it to its final destination, which is impressive.


FMSC is recognized as a 4 star non-profit organization by Charity Navigator so you can be confident your contributions are being managed with integrity.

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