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Fight Against Hunger

Did you know that 40,000 children around the world die of starvation every day?I had the privilege of shooting photos at the Friends & Family Community Connection (FFCC) 23rd Food Packaging event on Saturday. I was amazed as I stood in the middle of it all and watched as they packaged over 500,000 meals in one well organized weekend event.

These meals are a rich formula of protein and nutrients that reverses the starvation process. Each meal contains soy, rice, dehydrated vegetables & 21 essential vitamins & minerals. The great part is that they only cost 25 cents per meal.

FFCC teams up with Kids Care to provide these meals to impoverished children in Tanzania and Haiti. Local San Diego families in need also benefit by receiving 1/3 of the meals packaged at each event.This event embodies the FFCC name, bringing friends & family together for a time of fun & fellowship as they work shoulder to shoulder to fight against hunger.

The atmosphere was exciting as the DJ plays the music and people sang and some even danced while they diligently work.

Well over 3000 energetic volunteers of all ages participated in this significant event.  Each hour the volunteers rotate in and out of the workstations, some group come for one hour others stay longer. The containers full of packaged meals are trucked to Long Beach and put on a ship to their final destination, where they are distributed to children who would otherwise be going to bed hungry.  On Sunday I will arrive in Haiti for a week to work with FFCC building an orphanage and distributing water filtration systems. I also hope to take photos of the packaged meals being distributed to the Haitian kids and blog more about my experience there in Haiti.

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