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Kathy Borello Oldham Oct 21, 2017 9:00 AM
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All GE Rotarians Nov 02, 2017
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All GE Rotarians Nov 04, 2017
Feed My Starving Children at the Odeum Expo Center

November 4th  9 AM to 11 AM

Odeum, 1033 North Villa Ave. Villa Park, IL

Please wear your Rotary Gear!!!


What’s happening…..SERVICE OPPORTUNITY

We’ll be packing 400,000 meals for starving kids with Feed My Starving Children MobilePack™ (FMSC) at the Odeum Expo Center. We’re calling the event “Live the Love” and hope to bring together individuals, businesses and organizations like churches, schools, civic groups and others in the Western Suburbs to help.

Why are we packing 400,000 meals?

5.9 million children under the age of five die each year of all causes, but nearly half are due to hunger.** From this data, FMSC estimates at least 6,200 children die each day from under-nutrition. We want to provide nutritionally-balanced meals to help change this statistic.

What are the meals like?

FMSC’s nutritious MannaPack™ meal formulas are specifically designed to aid in reversing malnutrition, providing the protein (soy), carbohydrates (rice) and key nutrients (blend of vitamins and vegetables) a child needs to thrive. Each meal is packed in a sealed bag to be cooked when received.

When is the event happening?

The MobilePack™ event will be Saturday, Nov. 4, 2017; Glen Ellyn Rotary shift from 9-11AM at the Odeum, 1033 North Villa Avenue, Villa Park, IL.

How are we going to pack 400,000 meals?

Glen Ellyn Rotary will man the 9 to 11 AM 2-hour MobilePack™ shift in which teams of 8-10 people will work together to measure, mix and seal ingredients for each meal in a plastic bag. After filling a shipping box with meals, the team cheers loudly to have an FMSC worker remove the box so they can start on another. It’s a fast-moving, fun event with a lot of enthusiasm, competition and motivating music!

Who is FMSC?

Founded in 1987, FMSC is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished kids in 70 nations. Pre-packaged dry meals cost just 22 cents each and are funded and assembled by donor-volunteers ages five to 100+. More than 99 percent of FMSC meals have safely reached their intended destination. FMSC consistently receives the highest awards for accountability and transparency from Charity Navigator.

How Can You or Your Organization Help?

To make this event a huge success, we need the following: 

  1. Volunteers – We will need 1,500 volunteers to pack 400,000 meals.  Glen Ellyn Rotarians, Family Members, and Friends are welcome…be sure to get their name on the sign-up sheet!
  2. Become a Sponsor – Individuals and organizations are invited to be a sponsor by donating. It will take $88,000 to pay for 400,000 meals. All donations to FMSC are tax deductible and go directly for food cost. Glen Ellyn Rotary has committed $500 from the President’s Fund….additional donations are optional.

What are the benefits?

There are several.

  1. This is a good team-building activity. This offers an opportunity for people from different departments or responsibility levels to work together in a friendly, non-threatening way.
  2. Employees have a shared experience that helps them feel good about themselves and their employer.
  3. You have publicity possibilities. Sponsors names will be on promotional materials.
  4. Your customers and employees will see that you are a caring organization.
  5. It is tax-deductible.

Will Rotarians have to make a donation?

No, a donation is not required to volunteer. However, we would appreciate your organization’s help to promote their participation, either as volunteers or financially. For example, you might promote FMSC on a certain day by asking everyone to give up one treat of their choice and putting the cost of it in a FMSC collection container. This would give everyone an opportunity to be part of the action.


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All GE Rotarians Nov 23, 2017
No meeting today - Happy Thanksgiving !
All GE Rotarians Nov 30, 2017 11:00 AM
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TBA Dec 07, 2017
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TBA Dec 14, 2017
TBA Dec 21, 2017
Meeting @ GOCC -
All GE Rotarians Dec 28, 2017
NO meeting today - Happy Holidays !!!
District 6440 Governor Don Brewer Feb 01, 2018
Meeting @ Barones - District Governor visit

Board meeting with Gov. at 11:00 AM as well as the regular meeting at 12:10 PM.


Rotary Club of Glen Ellyn  P.O. Box 3510 Glen Ellyn, Illinois 60138