Minnkota hosts Feed My Starving Children mobile event
Local volunteers and Minnkota employees help pack more than 400,000 meals for undernourished children around the world.
The tunes were blasting, hands were helping and hearts were warming at Minnkota's corporate campus last weekend.
Hundreds of Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) volunteers from around the region gathered April 26-28 to help pack 419,000 meals for the nonprofit organization. That's enough to feed 1,150 children for a year.
Founded in 1987, FMSC provides nutritionally complete meals specifically formulated for malnourished children across the world. This was the ninth year the mobile packing event has been held in Grand Forks, but the first at Minnkota.
Minnkota was heavily involved in the event, with some employees packing food while others drove forklifts, moved pallets or ushered volunteers from orientation to the fleet garage packing area. Some employees gave cash donations to FMSC.
“We heard so much positive feedback about our new location," said Jodie Storhaug, one of the FMSC local organizers.
Minnkota would like to thank all of its employee volunteers who helped make this a successful event.