Falcon HOPE mobile food packing event exceeds goal

Nearly 500 local volunteers came together this weekend to join the Falcon HOPE mobile food pack. Together, the group packed 116,000 meals for hungry children and families around the world. (Photos courtesy of Caryn Schipper/Falcon HOPE Mobile Pack)

Packing 100,000 meals may seem daunting, but when the local community came together for the Falcon HOPE mobile food packing event this weekend, they not only met their goal, but they exceeded it, demonstrating that together we can do more.

The Falcon HOPE (Helping Other People Eat) mobile food packing event is part of the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) mission - a non-profit organization that provides meals for malnourished children around the world. This is done with the help of partners around the country, who purchase supplies and gather volunteers to package the meals, which are then sent off to feed children around the globe.

In Aplington, nearly 500 volunteers from around the county (and even beyond) came together at the Bethel Reformed Church to pack meals on Friday and Saturday.

Caryn Schipper, a Bethel Reformed congregant and one of the local event organizers, said the event exceeded their expectations.

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