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Hundreds of volunteers help out at Feed My Starving Children event in Bagley

About 180 volunteers showed up to the Feed My Starving Children’s MobilePack event on Tuesday at the Bagley Hockey Arena. (Annalise Braught | Bemidji Pioneer)

About 180 volunteers showed up to the Feed My Starving Children’s MobilePack event on Tuesday at the Bagley Hockey Arena.

The volunteers packed 116 boxes, with each box containing enough food for 216 meals, totaling 25,056 meals -- enough to feed 68 children for an entire year. The MannaPack meals contain rice, dehydrated vegetables, soy protein, and a fortified vitamin and mineral powder.

The meals are specifically designed to assist in reversing and preventing under nutrition. Volunteering with Feed My Starving Children occurs year-round at permanent sites and hundreds of MobilePack events nationwide.

The meals are distributed in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs around the world. Volunteers also were working in Bagley on Wednesday.