Suburban Chicago Vegetarian Meetup Message Board › FMSC- Help pack vegan meals for children in need & Veggie Fest!
This Saturday, August 11th, we are signed up for a packing event with Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a great organization that distributes dehydrated vegan(!) meals throughout the world. We are fortunate to have a permanent packing warehouse located nearby in Schaumburg. These packing events are lots of fun and so popular, we always have to sign up months in advance. We are still in need of a few spots to be filled, and I would hate to give up our reservation because we don't have enough people. At the end of the packing event, FMSC tells you how many children you will be able to feed and for how long, and it is a wonderfully gratifying feeling to know that through so little time and effort you can make such a big difference in the lives of others.
For more details, see the full listing:
When: Saturday, August 11, 2012 4:30 PM
Where: Feed My Starving Children
1072 National Parkway
Schaumburg, IL 60173
RSVP limit: 10 "Yes" RSVPs
You can always get in touch with me through my group profile on Meetup.
Also coming up this weekend is Veggie Fest! Veggie Fest is a free, two-day event (August 11-12, 11am-8pm) in Naperville. From their website: http://www.veggiefest...
"Get ready for an awesome weekend of family fun with the international vegetarian food court, dozens of informative talks, exciting food demos, great children's activities, cool live music, and so much more. Free admission & free parking!"
While this is not an "official" meetup event with the group, I encourage you to attend, eat delicious veggie food from local restaurants/vendors, listen to inspiring talks, and meet others who are passionate about living a veg lifestyle.
I hope this finds you well!
Thanks for posting about the remaining open spots! To be fair to others who would like to volunteer with Feed My Starving Children, I will relinquish any remaining open spots back to FMSC on Thursday afternoon (48 hours before our shift). People have to wait months for an opening to volunteer with this organization and I would hate to see those spots not be filled. If you do plan to pack meals with us on Saturday please remember to ALSO register on the FMSC web site: