FargoPack ships meals to feed nearly 6,000 kids for one year, aims to feed nearly 25,000 in 2024
FARGO, N.D. (Valley News Live) - Feed My Starving Children FargoPack exceeded their 2 million meal goal by over 100,000, packing a total of 2,104,272 meals, enough to feed 5,765 kids for one year.
More than 9,700 volunteers, including the VNL team, filled SCHEELS Arena Feb. 1-4 for 15 2-hour packing shifts. Volunteers consisted of 31 area schools, 32 churches, 44 businesses, 19 civic groups, 10 sports teams, and other people. As the semi trucks filled with pallets of food, they immediately headed to the next stop on their way to feeding malnourished and starving children around the world.
FargoPack thanks everyone who volunteered and gave financial support, as well as the 56 sponsors who helped make this year’s event a huge success.
“We are extremely grateful for the support of the Red River Valley,” Executive Director Amy Okeson said. “Our community came together to pack millions of meals for those in need around the world. "
Next year, for FargoPack’s 10th annual event from Jan. 5-15, 2024 at FARGODOME, their goal is to pack 10 million meals. 10 million meals will feed 27,397 kids for one full year.
“We are excited to provide an opportunity for thousands of additional people from our region to participate at the FARGODOME in January 2024,” Okeson said. “We are excited to partner with the Red River Valley to turn hunger into hope.”
To meet this goal, FargoPack will once again need the support of the Red River Valley. Packing 10 million meals will take 50,000 volunteers and $3.3 million, but FargoPack has faith that we can do it, and turn hunger into hope for each and every one of those 27,397 kids. Visit fargopack.org for more information.
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