Members of Mercy Home for Boys & Girls’ Youth Advisory Board are dedicated to making a difference throughout the year. The Youth Advisory Board is composed of young people who exemplify leadership and demonstrate a desire to serve while living at the Home.
Twenty-six Mercy Home coworkers and young women currently serving on the Youth Advisory Board dedicated December 28 as a day of service by volunteering with Feed My Starving Children, a nonprofit organization that brings people together to pack nutritious meals for families in need around the world.
The girls and coworkers were up bright and early that day to accomplish their mission. Once arriving at the facility, they were quickly put to work filling meal packs with nonperishable foods like rice, dehydrated potatoes, and carrots, and with key vitamins specifically formulated to reverse malnutrition and support a healthy body.
As the team of hardworking helpers scooped nutritious ingredients and vitamins into each pack, they also sang songs and recited cheers to keep their enthusiasm high as they worked toward their goal. Laughing, singing, and encouraging one another was a hallmark of their experience during the event, and the camaraderie they displayed lifted the already high spirits of many of the other volunteers who showed up that day to make a difference for others.
In total, our coworkers and young people packed 20 boxes made up of 36 meal packs each for a grand total of 720 meals for those struggling with food insecurity across the globe. Feed My Starving Children sends meals to over 70 countries, meaning that Mercy Home and our incredible young people are quite literally making a positive global impact.