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Letter: Helping ‘starving children’ a worthwhile venture

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Posted: Tuesday, June 26, 2012 8:02 am

I am a 13 year old Boy Scout from Troop 285 in Chandler. I would like everyone in the community to know about an awesome organization called Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization that strives to feed hungry children around the world. FMSC originated in Minnesota and has expanded to Illinois and now Arizona. At its warehouse in Tempe, children and adults from the community can volunteer to pack meals specifically made for malnourished children. The meals contain four culturally acceptable ingredients: chicken, veggies, soy, and rice. The meals are shipped to about 70 countries around the world. I have personally volunteered there several times and have helped to raise money to pay for the food they pack. A single meal costs only 22 cents to produce, and 93 percent of all donations to FMSC go directly toward the food program.

My experiences through FMSC have taught me that kids can make a huge difference in the lives of people, even if they are an ocean away. I want to encourage parents to bring their children that are nine or older to volunteer for a 90 minute packing session. All children should learn about world hunger and understand how fortunate they are to have plenty to eat.

Volunteering for an organization like this can help children and adults alike be more generous, caring, and service-minded.

For more information on how to volunteer or donate, please visit www.fmsc.org.

Sean Kigin

Chandler

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