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DCTC AMA members, along with other DCTC student clubs, have the opportunity to do some volunteering at Feed My Starving Children (www.fmsc.org).
This opportunity was brought to the attention of the Christian on Campus group this past week. We are encouraging the participation of DCTC AMA members to this very rewarding and worthwhile way to volunteer for help those less fortunate.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit organization committed to feeding hungry children. They have a local site in Eagan that is quick and easy to find and the entire experience is a very pleasant two hours of giving your time to a worthy cause.
Once a student volunteer(s) arrive at the site (and there will no doubt be folks from other places) they attend a brief orientation as to the purpose of this project and description of what they will be doing. Basically the task involves packaging food items (grains, rice and powders) into plastic sacks, weighing them and sealing them. Cases of the product are filled and it kind of becomes a fun competition as to how many bags can be filled per work space. It can also be an excellent opportunity for team building.
Thanks for your interest and we hope you will take part in this worthwhile volunteer opportunity! It looks great on your resume that you volunteer.
WHEN (choose one of these days):
- Monday, November 10 from 6-7:30 and/or(this one is right around the corner!)
- Wednesday, December 3 from 6-7:30.
Feed My Starving Children’sEAGAN location
990 Lone Oak Road, Suite 136, Eagan, MN 55121
WHO TO CONTACT:
Email Carie with your interest. I need your contact info, including full name, email address, and chose one or both days above to volunteer:
AMA Club Advisor Carie Statz will contact the following with your name and contact info:
Margaret Noirjean is the campus contact which means she has made the 2 different reservations for 20 people to attend on the two different dates. Margaret will need to confirm those reservations 2 weeks prior particularly if the number of attendees is reduced.
Please e-mail or call Margaret directly* to let her know who (first & last names) plans to attend from your group.
*In the past one could register directly by “joining their group” at the FMSC website; however, that is no longer possible. Now the contact person (in this case Margaret) must input the names of the participants. So, please contact her directly. Thanks!
WHAT ELSE YOU SHOULD KNOW:
Rules participants need to follow concerning jewelry:
Jewelry and other accessories present the potential for foreign objects to accidentally fall into our lifesaving meals. Due to FDA requirements, FMSC volunteers will need to remove all jewelry and/or accessories before packing. Foreign objects in food can cause choking, tooth-breakage, and other problems. FMSC does not have a screening device like a metal detector or an x-ray machine to detect possible contamination of our finished product.
- No jewelry is permitted in the packing room, labeling areas, Warehouse Crew Area or when inspecting raw ingredients.
- Jewelry includes earrings, watches, rings, necklaces, pins, brooches, etc.
- Wedding bands are permitted, however if your band has a stone you will be required to wear a glove.
- Medical alert bracelets/necklaces may be worn.
Link to FAQ: http://www.fmsc.org/Page.aspx?pid=479
General info: www.fmsc.org