When Kailey Lemer heard about the cool project her aunt's church was doing in Beulah, she wanted to have her Drake-Anamoose Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA) chapter involved in this service project too. The project: Feed My Starving Children.
Feed My Starting Children is a Christian, non-profit organization with the mission: 'Feeding God's Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit'. FMSC packs meals to send to starving children all across the world. They have served over 70 countries and are willing to come to Anamoose so anyone can pack food for these many starving children. FMSC MobilePack will bring the necessary food to the Anamoose-Drake Elementary School and will have coordinators there to direct on how to complete all the tasks required to send this food to the children in need.
The packing date is January 14, 2017, so time is going quickly. The FBLA chapter goal is to pack a minimum of 100,000 meals. Each meal costs 22 cents, meaning they need to raise $22,000 to meet their goal. They will also need a minimum of 500 volunteers to help pack all the meals. So, there are two ways to help: volunteering and donating. People can volunteer to work multiple shifts. You can volunteer on an individual basis or bring a group/team of workers. Any donation is tax deductible. The direct link to volunteer and donate is: tinyurl.com/hnfafbw or go to FMSC website: fmsc.org.
Drake-Anamoose student Kailey Lemer at a MobilePack event in Maddock.
The chapter recently participated in Maddock's mobile packing event. It was an amazing experience. There were many church organizations represented as well as families. Any school aged person up through elderly can help. There are jobs for people to label packages, scoop rice, load boxes, carry boxes, seal packages, and pack pallets. The event was even fully funded prior to it starting! At the end, it was announce that their packing shift of 98 people packed enough food to feed 67 children for one entire year!
If you would like further information or would like someone to come visit about the project, please contact Kailey Lemer at (701) 230-8750 or Joan Birdsell at (701) 341-1291.