This Day On The Street
Continue to site right-arrow
ADVERTISEMENT
This account is pending registration confirmation. Please click on the link within the confirmation email previously sent you to complete registration.
Need a new registration confirmation email? Click here
Cramer's Action Alerts PLUS - See his portfolio and get alerts BEFORE every trade. Learn more NOW!

Feed My Starving Children Asks Area Volunteers To "Change The World From Chicago"













CHICAGO, April 19, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Tomorrow Minnesota-based Christian hunger relief organization Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) officially launches the public phase of its $1.55 million Chicago expansion campaign, "Change the World from Chicago."  

(Photo: http://photos.prnewswire.com/prnh/20120419/CG90840)

The campaign will kick off at the 4th Annual Gala & Auction to benefit Feed My Starving Children, held at the Donald E. Stephens Convention Center in suburban Rosemont.  The campaign's quiet phase, launched late last year, raised $500,000 in early leadership gifts.  During the gala, FMSC expects to reach the halfway mark in funding the campaign, making the public phase goal a total of $780,000.

Feed My Starving Children produces nutritious meals designed to restore malnourished children to full health. Volunteers hand-pack the meals, and they're shipped to missions and humanitarian agencies working in 70 countries around the world. FMSC maintains three packing sites in Minnesota, one in Tempe, Ariz., and two in the Chicago area. Since the 2008 opening of a full-time packing site in Aurora, Ill. and the 2010 opening of a part-time site in Schaumburg, Chicagoland volunteers have packed more than 80 million meals. They were distributed to hungry families in Haiti, Kenya, Nicaragua, Swaziland and many other developing nations.

All proceeds from the Chicago expansion campaign will go to taking the Schaumburg, Ill. facility full time, and opening a third packing site (still in the selection process) in the north suburbs by Spring of 2013.

"The Chicago area expansion will double our capacity, from 32 million meals, which feeds 85,000 children daily for a year, to 71 million meals, which will nourish 194,000 children each day for a year," says Chicago Campaign Chair Dawn Eber, Managing Director at PricewaterhouseCoopers, FMSC board member and chair of the Chicago Area FMSC Council.  "We're facing growing food needs worldwide and we have a long waiting list of volunteers."  With the expansion, FMSC will be able to welcome a total of 300,000 volunteers, a substantial increase from the current capacity of 122,000.

Nationally, FMSC expects to nearly double its meal production from 133 million meals in 2011-2012 to 235 million by 2014-2015.

1 of 2

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Action Alerts PLUS

Portfolio Manager Jim Cramer and Director of Research Jack Mohr reveal their investment tactics while giving advanced notice before every trade.

Product Features:
  • $2.5+ million portfolio
  • Large-cap and dividend focus
  • Intraday trade alerts from Cramer
Quant Ratings

Access the tool that DOMINATES the Russell 2000 and the S&P 500.

Product Features:
  • Buy, hold, or sell recommendations for over 4,300 stocks
  • Unlimited research reports on your favorite stocks
  • A custom stock screener
Stocks Under $10

David Peltier uncovers low dollar stocks with serious upside potential that are flying under Wall Street's radar.

Product Features:
  • Model portfolio
  • Stocks trading below $10
  • Intraday trade alerts
14-Days Free
Try it NOW
Only $9.95
Try it NOW
14-Days Free
Try it NOW

Check Out Our Best Services for Investors

Dividend Stock Advisor

David Peltier identifies the best of breed dividend stocks that will pay a reliable AND significant income stream.

Product Features:
  • Diversified model portfolio of dividend stocks
  • Updates with exact steps to take - BUY, HOLD, SELL
Trifecta Stocks

Every recommendation goes through 3 layers of intense scrutiny—quantitative, fundamental and technical analysis—to maximize profit potential and minimize risk.

Product Features:
  • Model Portfolio
  • Intra Day Trade alerts
  • Access to Quant Ratings
Options Profits

Our options trading pros provide over 100 monthly option trading ideas and strategies to help you become a well-seasoned trader.

Product Features:
  • Actionable options commentary and news
  • Real-time trading community
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
Try it NOW
To begin commenting right away, you can log in below using your Disqus, Facebook, Twitter, OpenID or Yahoo login credentials. Alternatively, you can post a comment as a "guest" just by entering an email address. Your use of the commenting tool is subject to multiple terms of service/use and privacy policies - see here for more details.
Submit an article to us!
SYM TRADE IT LAST %CHG

Markets

DOW 18,164.01 -124.62 -0.68%
S&P 500 2,098.83 -18.56 -0.88%
NASDAQ 4,957.1370 -50.9590 -1.02%

Partners Compare Online Brokers

Free Reports

Free Newsletters from TheStreet

My Subscriptions:

After the Bell

Before the Bell

Booyah! Newsletter

Midday Bell

TheStreet Top 10 Stories

Winners & Losers

Register for Newsletters
Top Rated Stocks Top Rated Funds Top Rated ETFs