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Volunteers prepare 217,728 meals in 2 days

Committee members (wearing the required hairnets) are, front from left, Kelly Fox and Stephanie Ousdigian; back, Terri Marquardt, Shana Schwartz, Kim Kretschmer and Mark Kretschmer.1 / 4
FMSC is a Christian organization so every box of food is prayed over. Here, a box that was packed in Hudson is being prayed over with a young volunteer leading the group.2 / 4
Rob and Maggie Brown of Hudson seal the Manna Pack bags once they are filled.3 / 4
The YMCA gym was transformed into a packing room. Each shift averaged more than 150 volunteers. (Submitted photos)4 / 4

Hundreds of Hudson area community members worked to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world last weekend. Through a partnership between Hudson Area Goliath Mobile Pack and Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), volunteers prepared  217,728 life-saving meals at the FMSC MobilePack event held Oct. 2 and 3 at the St Croix Valley YMCA.

To learn more about the event or to make a donation, go to Also, check Facebook at Hudson Area Goliath Mobile Pack.

About Feed My Starving Children

A Christian nonprofit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Last year, FMSC welcomed nearly 900,000 volunteers to pack more than 229 million meals. The Minnesota-based charity spends 92 percent of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 10 consecutive years.

About FMSC MobilePack

MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack FMSC’s life-giving MannaPack meals. Churches, businesses, community groups and schools in more than 35 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the fight to prevent and reverse malnutrition. FMSC provides guidance and logistics. Local donors and volunteers provide funds and labor to pack the meals.