Six thousand volunteers will pack more than 1 million life-saving meals in just 36 hours at the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Feed The Need! MobilePack event held February 17-18 at North Central College.

Nutritious FMSC meals are distributed by missions and humanitarian organizations to assist in reversing and preventing undernutrition in children around the world.

Hosted by North Central College, the annual MobilePack is a coalition of DuPage, Will and Kane area churches, civic organizations, local businesses, schools, community groups and individuals that organize and fund the event. Volunteers have packed a total of 4 million meals since it began in 2011.

Volunteers are asked to bring non-perishable food to help restock the Loaves & Fishes Food pantry (www.loavesfishes.org) and Northern Illinois Food Bank (www.solvehungertoday.org). Collection bins will be available at event on-site registration.

Gerald KIA of Naperville, the event’s premier partner, has donated a 2018 KIA Niro LX for a raffle on Feb 18.

“We’re seeking more churches, businesses and civic groups to participate with volunteers and funding so that we can reach our meal production goals to feed starving kids and families,” said Bob Huebner, co-founder of Feed the Need! MobilePack. To date, the event has more than 30 partners and sponsors.

To volunteer and learn more about sponsorships, visit feedtheneedillinois.org or fmsc.org.

About Feed My Starving Children

A Christian nonprofit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Last year, FMSC welcomed nearly 1.1 million volunteers to pack more than 284 million meals to feed more than 779,000 kids daily for a year. The Minnesota-based charity spends more than 90 percent of total annual donations directly on feeding kids.