Members of the University of Minnesota women's basketball team volunteered their time at Feed My Starving Children in Eagan, Minn., Tuesday afternoon as part of their community service efforts over winter break.
The Gophers filled, sealed and packed food pouches that will be sent to starving children around the world, with each pouch providing enough food for six meals. At the end of the experience, the team was informed of the impact their two hours of work will have on the world, and with the help of a handful of additional volunteers, the Gophers filled 42 boxes of food which is the equivalent of 9,072 meals.
The organization also informed the team that the pouches it put together will provide 25 children with a daily meal for an entire year!
The vision of Feed My Starving Children is to strive to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.