Rogue Valley volunteers feed thousands worldwide

It’s the season of giving and members of the community are coming together to feed the hungry.

600 volunteers will be gathering at Medford’s First Baptist Church tomorrow to hand pack more than 100,000 meals to be sent around the world.

The food will most likely go to Haiti to help with the aftermath of Hurricane Matthew.

That’s according to event coordinator Jason Licato.

The event called Rogue Valley Mobile Pack is made possible through the nonprofit Feed My Starving Children.

It gets volunteers to pack food across the nation.

That food can go to as many as 70 countries.

Licato says he’s excited to bring Mobile Pack to the Rogue Valley for the very first time.

“It’s a really unique event. We get to do a fundraiser to raise the money to pay for the food and then we actually get to hand pack all the food that will be going overseas to children around the world who are starving,” Licato said.

Licato says the community has raised nearly $27,000 to pay for all of the food they will be packing.

Each so called ‘manna pack’ will contain rice, soy protein, vitamin mix and dried vegetables.

The Rogue Valley Mobile Pack doesn’t need anymore volunteers this year.

To donate toward the cause:


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