Funds raised for Feed My Starving Children food packing eventFundraising for the upcoming Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event in New Richmond is continuing.
Fundraising for the upcoming Feed My Starving Children mobile pack event in New Richmond is continuing.
So far about $14,000 has been raised toward the $24,000 goal. If the goal is met, volunteers will be packing more than 100,000 ready-to-eat meals on Saturday, June 23. If the funding goal is exceeded, even more meals will be packed. The meals will be shipped to Third World countries to feed the hungry.
A number of continuing and upcoming events are planned to help the fundraising effort, including a raffle with the top prize of a 2011 Arctic Cat 450CC four-wheeler (valued at $7,500). Only 1,500 tickets are being sold. Tickets are $10 each or three for $20.
Volunteers will be at Family Fresh all day Saturday, May 12, to sell raffle tickets and T-shirts that will benefit the fundraising effort.
There is a multi-family garage and bake sale on Friday, May 11, from 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturday, May 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 639 N. Second St., New Richmond. There will be a sloppy joe/chip lunch available during the sale. All of the proceeds will be given to Feed My Starving Children. Customers who bring one non-perishable, non-expired food item will be able to pick out one item of clothing at no charge (limit one food item/clothing item per person). The food items will be given to the Five Loaves Food Shelf.
There is a Spring Frolic 5K fun run/walk on Thursday, May 24, at the New Richmond High School, with proceeds earmarked for the mobile pack event. Registration starts at 4:30 p.m. The fun run starts at 5:30 p.m. The kids 1K fun run starts at 7 p.m. There will be food available for purchase at the event.
There is a FMSC Rendevous on Friday, June 8, from 6-10 p.m. at Ready Randy’s. The evening includes a buffet dinner (served until 8:30 p.m.), live music, live auction, silent auction, dessert auction and raffles. Tickets are $30 per person and people are able to submit their ticket for a chance to win an airplane flight for three people above the New Richmond area. Items available for the live auction include a golf outing at www.sebonack.com and sailing and dinner through www.victorybydesign.org.
The “Send Hunger Packing” effort is being coordinated by the Rotary Club of New Richmond, with a variety of business and organization sponsors and partners.
Every five seconds one child worldwide dies from hunger. That’s 18,000 kids each day that die from starvation. New Richmond is trying to do its part to help. On June 23 the community will be packing more than 100,000 meals with the help of 500 local volunteers. For more information visit: sen dhungerpacking.com. Volunteer sign-up will likely begin in the middle of May. Watch for further details.
“The word is really getting out now,” said Rotary organizer Troy Boe. “People are really getting excited to pack on the day. This is a wonderful event for not only Rotary but for the community New Richmond as a whole. This is a great way to bring people together for a larger more serious cause than most of us even know.”