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Final push for MobilePack

Volunteers, donors sought for April 6 packing initiative

Published: Friday, April 5, 2013 9:56 a.m. CDT

JOLIET, Ill. – After months of planning, the University of St. Francis and 500 students, employees, alumni, friends and members of the Joliet-area community will work together to feed thousands of starving children in the developing world.

Through a partnership between USF and the Twin Cities-based Feed My Starving Children organization, volunteers will prepare 100,000 meal packs at a MobilePack event on Saturday, April 6, at the university, located at 500 Wilcox St., Joliet.

Packing sessions will take place in various shifts throughout the day, starting at 9 a.m. and finishing at 7 p.m. Volunteers must register to participate.

As of March 28, there were 28 open volunteer spots, however, interested parties can still support the event by making a donation at www.fundraising.fmsc.org/UniversityofStFrancis.

USF is looking forward to partnering with Feed My Starving Children, a non-profit Christian organization, in the commitment to feeding God’s children who are hungry in body and spirit.

FMSC ships meal packs to nearly 70 countries around the world.

Churches, community groups, schools and businesses in more than 30 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference fighting the problem of hunger.

About USF

The University of St. Francis in Joliet serves 3,400 students nationwide, offering undergraduate, graduate and doctoral programs in arts and science, business, education, nursing and health care and social work. For information, call (800) 735-7500 or visit www.stfrancis.edu.

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