EVENT DATE: Mar 19, 2011
Our group is walking 19 miles on March 19!
Through the upcoming Food 4others Packing Event, we have the opportunity to provide a minimum of 100,000 meals to severely malnourished children around the world.
As part of the fundraising efforts, we're committing to walk 19 miles on March 19. Why 19? To raise awareness that as little as 19 cents can feed a child! Will you support me in this by donating to our cause? 100 percent of the funds raised will go directly to covering the cost of meals we pack on April 29-30, benefitting children in places such as Haiti, the Philippines, and Zimbabwe.
Every day, 18,000 children die from hunger-related causes. Children like Omar from El Salvador, who, at age 8, was no bigger than an average 10 month old American child. He weighed only 19 pounds and was close to death when he began eating just one meal a day (provided by FMSC). Not only did it immediately save him from death, but after only 6 months of eating this food, Omar developed into a healthy 73 lb. boy. The cost to save his life and bring him to this point was only $35.
Children like Omar can survive because of the generosity of donors like you. The cost for just one meal is 19 cents. 19 cents multiplied by 100,000 meals equals $19,000 that we need to raise.
Thank you for helping us fight child hunger!
If you'd like to do more than donate and actually get involved in the walk-a-thon, just visit www.food4others.org for details!