Stars Help Feed Children Around The Globe
SCHAUMBURG, Ill. -- The Dominican University women's basketball team took time out of their day off on Monday to lend a hand at the Feed My Starving Children location in Schaumburg, Ill. The Stars pitched in to make "manna packs" that will be shipped around the globe by the Christian non-profit organization to children in the most severe circumstances suffering from severe malnutrition and threatened with death from starvation.
In total, the Stars spent two hours on the Feed My Starving Children assembly line, helping a team of volunteers at the center Monday night to pack 106 boxes with a total of 22,032 meals for 61 children.
"A project like this reminds us of how lucky we are," said the Stars' first-year head coach Gabby Johnson. "No matter how many little struggles we deal with in our daily lives, there are far too many people dealing with things that we can hardly fathom. Our team saw how big an impact they can have on the world in just two short hours."
Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987 in Brooklyn Park, Minn., by Richard Proudfit. With seven locations, Proudfit's vision provides food to children in need in over 70 countries worldwide. For more information on Feed My Starving Children, visit their website at www.fmsc.org.