W-F students help feed overseas children
Members of a Weyauwega-Fremont High School class wanted to be part of an effort to help people around the world.
This month, they found such an opportunity in Marshfield.
The Advanced Leadership class of Sandy Dykes participated in the “Feed My Starving Children” program.
Through the program, volunteers in the United States hand-pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children.
The nonprofit organization then send the meals to orphanges, schools, clinics and feeding programs around the world.
Food from Feed My Starving Children has reached more than 70 countries during the program’s history.
Last year, almost 250,000 volunteers packed close to 63 million meals, with more than 230 events in 37 states.
In Marshfield this month, 14 W-F students, along with Dykes, Rena Tomaszewski and Jennifer La Mie, worked with volunteers from the Marshfield area.
They ended up making 31,743 meals for children in other countries, enough food to feed 87 children for a year.
The students also donated some of their own money to help pay for some of the meals.
Future Leadership classes, as well as the school’s FFA chapter, plan to continue participating in the program.