WACO, Texas – For the fifth-straight year, more than 500 Baylor University student-athletes, coaches and staff will rally to be part of the hunger solution through a partnership between Baylor Athletics and non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Volunteers will prepare 132,000 live-saving meals during this FMSC MobilePack™ on Monday, Aug. 29, from 2-8:30 p.m. in the Ferrell Center.
Three, two-hour packing sessions, each beginning with a 15-minute overview of FMSC’s work around the world, will take place on the arena’s main floor starting at 2 p.m., and feature student-athletes and coaches from each of Baylor’s 19 intercollegiate athletic programs. Volunteers will put on hairnets and gather in an energetic atmosphere to hand-pack rice meals filled with essential nutrients specifically formulated to nourish hungry children around the world.
In the first four years of this partnership, Baylor Athletics has packed nearly 450,000 meals that have been sent around the world to help stamp out hunger.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian non-profit that tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed MannaPack meals to nearly 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack these life-giving 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. For more information, visit fmsc.org.