(PRWEB) November 21, 2012
As Thanksgiving approaches most of us have great anticipation for a wonderful family meal brimming with meats, sides dishes, and desserts - not to mention the accompanying libations. The Thanksgiving holiday represents a time to give thanks and celebrate a good end to the summer with lots of food shared with people we love.
But, because of the feast before us it's difficult to imagine anyone anywhere lacking such wonderful sustenance. Hungry and starving people is not an image that comes readily to mind at this time of year.
Yet there are those who regularly think about, and plan solutions for, hungry people and children throughout the world. Feed My Starving Children (http://www.fmsc.org) is an organization with a 25+ year history of organizing thousands of volunteers to assemble meals that are eventually shipped overseas to hungry kids.
FMSC has partnered with Packaging Tape, Inc. (PTI), in Wausau, WI, to coordinate a Mobile Pack event on December 1, 2012. With PTI's large warehouse space the stage will be set for hundreds of volunteers to come together and assemble the packaged meals that FMSC will later ship out.
Because of PTI's expertise in the packaging industry it was a natural fit for them to work with FMSC in packing the MannaPack(tm) Rice meals. MannaPack(tm) is a meal preparation that FSMC has specially formulated to meet the needs of severely malnourished children, but also improves the health and growth of children not in immediate danger of starvation. These meals contain rice, soy protein, vitamins, minerals, vegetarian seasoning, and dehydrated vegetables which can easily be cooked with boiling water poured over it.
For the past several years PTI has been a strategic partner to FSMC, providing packaging materials at discounted rates for packing events across the nation. However, this is the first time PTI will be hosting an event in their own facility. All packaging materials for this on-site event will be donated by PTI.
If you're interested to participate in this FMSC event in Wausau on December 1, 2012, please go to http://www.WausauFeedsTheWorld.com. There you can find sign up information on how to participate or simply donate funds for the event. For more information on PTI please see http://www.packagingtapeinc.com, or their sister website http://www.cleanfreak.com.