Grand Forks—Over two thousand Greater Grand Forks community members will be on duty at the Grand Forks Public Works Building from Friday through Sunday, April 4-6, working two-hour shifts to fill bags with food. For the fourth consecutive year, Grand Forks community volunteers will be filling bags with life-saving food for starving children around the world.
The Greater Grand Forks Community volunteers lead by Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) staff will package more than 400,000 lifesaving meals. The event will take place over three days with the first shift beginning at 10:00 a.m. on Friday, April 4 and the last one to be held from 4:30-6:30 p.m., on Sunday, April 6, at the Grand Forks Public Works Building, 724 N. 47th St.
“This is a great opportunity for our community to ‘pay it forward’ by coming together to fill food bags for starving children,” said Jodie Storhaug, chair of the GGF FMSC MobilePack committee. “The response by Grand Forks and the surrounding communities has been great! We have raised over $81,000 but we still have lots of work ahead to meet the $88,000 goal to pay for the food we will package.”
Packing sessions, each beginning with a 15-minute overview of FMSC’s work
around the world, will take place at the following times:
Friday, April 4: 10:00-noon; 12:30-2:30 p.m.; 3:00-5:00 p.m.; 6:00-8:00 p.m.
Saturday, April 5: 9-11 a.m.; 11:30-1:30 p.m.; 2:30-4:30 p.m.; 5-7 p.m.
Sunday, April 6: 9:00-11:00 a.m.; 11:30-1:30 p.m.; 2-4 p.m.; 4:30-6:30 p.m.
There are only a few volunteer slots open. If you go online and find them full, keep checking, as slots tend to open up, especially during the last week. Go to www.fmsc.org, then to MobilePack Events, and North Dakota (GF event number is 1404-22). Click the “Get Involved” button and then select “volunteer to pack.”
In addition, community members can support this event through prayer and making a donation to cover food costs. To donate, go to www.fmsc.org, then to MobilePack Events and North Dakota (GF event number is 1404-22).
Volunteers are also asked to bring non-perishable food items to the MobilePack Event for distribution to local food shelves in Greater Grand Forks.