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Salem Lutheran Packs Meals to Combat Hunger

Salem Lutheran Church and School, in partnership with the Christian nonprofit Feed My Starving Children, will be holding a community event on campus, where volunteers are welcome to help the school reach their goal of packing 100,000 meals for children in need across the globe on March 8-9.
In a world where approximately 925 million people face chronic hunger, Salem and its volunteers are stepping up to make a difference. The FMSC MobilePack event will engage the community in preparing MannaPack Rice, a scientifically formulated food solution designed to be culturally acceptable and nutritionally substantial for children worldwide.
“In adopting our vision of ‘A world where all of God’s creation is fed in body and spirit,’ we are not just envisioning a future; we are actively working towards it,” said Rev. Amie Barsch Odahl, head pastor at Salem. “This event is a testament to what we believe and who we are called to be in Christ. It’s about feeding the hungry and nurturing spirits, ensuring that no one is outside the reach of God’s love.”
To produce 100,000 meals Salem estimates it will need about 500 volunteers and raise $30,000 to cover meal costs, equating to 29¢ per meal. Contributions toward the $30,000 goal are welcome through online donations or checks mailed to Feed My Starving Children, with specific instructions provided for designation.
Volunteers can expect to participate in activities like measuring ingredients, sealing bags and preparing boxes for shipment.
Individuals interested in volunteering or donating can visit give.fmsc.org/campaign/2403-044me-glendale-ca-salem-lutheran-church-and-school/c502691.
Salem is proud to unite the community for this critical cause. Its campus is located at 1211 N. Brand Blvd. in Glendale.

First published in the February 24 print issue of the Glendale News-Press.

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