A large group of people gathered in Salina on the Martin Luther King Jr. Holiday Monday for a day of service.
Muir Gymnasium on the campus of Kansas Wesleyan University was the host location of an effort to “Feed My Starving Children.”
Organizer Linda Ourad tells KSAL News that the goal of the effort is very simple, get food to starving children.
Local volunteers worked hand-in-hand with the Minnesota-based Feed My Starving Children organization. Locally, money was raised to purchase the food items. The organization delived the food. Local volunteers sort the food items into individual meals, and then the organization delivers the food to starving families.
The effort actually started on Sunday afternoon, and then lasted all day Monday. Ourad says that before all was said and done, over 1,000 volunteers packed over 175,000 meals.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world.
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