At Doral event, volunteers pack meals for children in need

DORAL, FLA. (WSVN) - Dozens of volunteers donated their time to help feed a need for children in need around the world.

Super Restoration Inc. partnered with Feed My Starving Children to host the mass meal packing in Doral, Saturday.

Volunteers at the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack worked hard and fast to meet their goal of packing 100,000 meals in six hours.

“We pack into little bags, and each bag has six meals in it,” said Tara Bugg of Feed My Starving Children. “Each meal consists of vitamins, vegetables, soy and rice.”

Bugg said the meals will not interfere with any faith-based practices. “It is a vegan meal, so anybody of any belief can eat it,” she said. “We don’t limit to just certain people. It has all the vitamins and nutrients that a kid needs to survive and grow on.”

Feed My Starving Children, a Christian-based organization that tackles world hunger, sends the meals. “Our organization ships them out to 70 different countries, so [they’re for] kids who literally might not get a meal a day,” said Bugg. “[They] can eat our meal and thrive on it, survive on it.”

The meals were packed and paid for by volunteers.

The event was hosted by Super Restoration, a company that responds when a natural disaster hits. Operations manager Daniel Vargas said the company just celebrated its 30th anniversary, and this is a fitting way to mark the milestone.

“Honestly, when you hear that you could feed 100,000 kids, that’s an impact,” said Vargas, “so we want to participate in something in the community that makes an impact, and we feel this is it.”

The company offered its warehouse in Doral, and on Saturdays, some of its employees joined children from local schools and other local vendors for the meal packing, Participants in navy blue MobilePack T-shirts put on gloves and hairnets and started packing.

“It’s satisfying to know that this is for a good cause,” said one girl.

The 100,000 meals assembled on Saturday will be going to the children of Haiti, who are still recovering from Hurricane Matthew. “We truly do love South Florida,” said Bugg. “It’s an amazing town, an amazing community that lets us come down here and change so many lives around the world. Without you guys, we wouldn’t be able to do it.”

“Overall, we really appreciate the community coming to help us. It’s been a phenomenal turnout and a great event,” said Vargas.

The meals were loaded onto a tractor trailer that will head to Atlanta and then be shipped to those in need.

For more information on Feed My Starving Children, click here.

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