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Thanks to the Mighty Sauk Tribe for this charitable work! I hear they're planning another opportunity in November for the entire Sisseton Nation, if additional openings become available, we'll let you know!

Feed My Starving Children

The Mighty Sauk Tribe participated in volunteering at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). This is a non-profit organization that feeds children in nearly 70 countries. FMSC's approach is volunteers hand-pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children and they send them to partners around the world where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty.

The night we volunteered we helped pack 86 boxes which equals 51,600 meals! The meals that were packed at this time were specific to cure patients with Cholera. Cholera is an infection of the small intestine, the diarrhea can be so severe that within hours it leads to severe dehydration. Cholera affects an estimated 3-5 million people worldwide and causes 58,000-130,000 deaths a year. While it is currently classified as a pandemic, it is rare in the developed world. Children are mostly affected. While the risk of death among those affected is usually less than 5%, it may be as high as 50% among some groups who do not have access to treatment. Part of the treatment including the meals we packed.

The princesses of the Sauk enjoyed working together to pack the food. They scooped the soy, protein, and potato flour together. Then measured with a scale for accurate weights before sealing the bags. Lea Shapiro says, "My favorite part is when you weigh the food, because you make sure the weight is correct. It is also fun because you get to add more potato flour if it doesn't weigh enough." The girls also had the opportunity to taste the food that they had packed at the end of the night. Lea thought the rice pack tasted amazing compared to the potato packs. They viewed a video of what children looked like who were suffering from starvation in third world countries and saw the improvement after being fed with meals packed from FMSC. Many of the girls also made their own donations with containers packed with quarters. Volunteering at FMSC is an amazing way to make an impact on the world and a wonderful learning experience
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