In the spirit of the Holidays, the Tradeshow Network Marketing Group employees took time out of their schedule to help those in need. This has become an annual tradition for this company to spend one day in December making meals to feed hungry children. On their day, they worked with other groups and packed 109 boxes of food packs which created 23,544 meals which was enough to feed 65 children for one year. “The day is an awesome feeling of doing something good for kids, but more importantly we need to get the word out about the wonderful organization and the work that they do” said Karin Roberts of The Tradeshow Network Marketing Group.
About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) was founded as a nonprofit in 1987 through the efforts of a Minnesota businessman who felt then need to help feed the starving children of the world during a humanitarian visit to Honduras. He returned to the Twin Cities (Minnesota) to develop a method of large-scale relief. In 1989, FMSC connected with food scientists from Cargill and General Mills to develop a nutritional product especially for FMSC to feed starving children. This food product included rice, soy, vegetables, a vegetarian-based chicken flavoring, and a vitamin and mineral mix and is packed by volunteers.
To distribute the packed meals, the FMSC team began establishing partnerships with major global distribution nonprofits and imbedded missionaries. These partnerships allow FMSC to reach desperately needy children in remote parts of the world by leveraging the partner's in-country expertise. This expertise allows the partner to help ensure that the orphanages, schools and facilities for disabled children are provided hot, nutritious meals—and a ray of hope for the future.
A single meal costs only 24 cents to produce, and 93 percent of total donations goes directly toward the food program. Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) announced that it has more than doubled its planned meal shipments to famine-affected regions of East Africa. FMSC has sent 10,820,736 meals to the region - more than twice its original goal of 5 million meals.