FFTP Volunteers Pack More Than 116,000 Meals to Help Ukraine

ALIVE Community, a Church in Miami, was among the many teams that helped Food For The Poor pack more than 116,000 meals Saturday at Join The Pack Ukraine at FAU Arena in Boca Raton. Photo/Food For The Poor

More than 450 volunteers filled FAU Arena Saturday to help Food For The Poor pack 116,640 lifesaving MannaPack rice meals for families in desperate need in Ukraine.

Meals for Ukraine

FFTP teamed up with longtime partner Feed My Starving Children to host Join The Pack Ukraine, drawing South Florida churches, businesses, community groups and civic-minded individuals.

After seeing how MannaPack meals have blessed the lives of families in Honduras, Linda Coello, President and Founder of CEPUDO, FFTP’s longtime partner in Honduras, said she wanted to “pay if forward” to help those suffering in Ukraine.

Volunteers also raised money to help cover the cost of shipping the meals and provide ongoing humanitarian aid to Ukrainian refugees. 

FFTP Executive Vice President & Chief Operating Officer Mark Khouri told the volunteers that FMSC has built a longstanding network in the war-torn country that provides assurances that the meals will get to the people who need them the most.

Sponsors included longtime donors Gerry and Marilyn Ogier, Key Food, Bachrodt Automotive Group, Hormel, ResourceOne, Seaboard Marine, Sonitrol and Goya. Learn more at FoodForThePoor.org.

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