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OEHS Students Pack Food for Starving Children

Feb 08, 2016 06:36AM ● By Steven Jack
Community Unit School District 308 athletes are learning early how to be a positive force for change and what it means to be good role models.
On Wednesday, Jan. 20, 42 athletes and six coaches from all three levels of the Oswego East Girl’s Basketball Program participated in their second annual Feed My Starving Children event, in Aurora, Ill.
“All of the volunteers involved in the service event felt a sense of accomplishment and gratitude for the blessings they enjoy,” said Jeremy Main, Kinetics Wellness teacher at OEHS and coordinator of the volunteer effort for the basketball program. ”Each walked away with an even greater sense of concern toward those families and especially the children throughout the world who are without.”
During the 90-minute volunteer effort, the athletes and coaches, along with the assistance of other volunteers, completed 136 boxes filled with Manna Rice Packs, a formula that consists of:
  • Rice, the most widely consumed grain in the world
  • Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at the lowest cost
  • Vitamins, minerals, and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutrition they need
  • Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition
 A single Manna Rice Pack provides a highly nutritious meal for six children. The 136 completed boxes packed with Manna Rice Packs will provide 10,000 meals for hungry children and needy families throughout the world.