September 22th, 2018
Coming on Sept 22, 2018 at the Statehouse Convention Center in Downtown Little Rock, we are hosting the second annual MobilePack in Little Rock! In 2011, Austin and Ashton Samuelson had a desire to open a restaurant and feed more than just our own hunger. They dreamed of making a difference in those who are starving in this world. So with every taco, quesadilla, salad or rice bowl sold at Tacos 4 Life, one meal is donated to Feed My Starving Children. Those very meals from the Shackleford and Benton locations will be assembled right here in Little Rock on September 22 by people just like you!
Registration will open in August 2018.
Little Rock MobilePack Packing Sessions
Each packing session lasts two hours from start to finish.
Little Rock MobilePack FAQs
Where is this year’s MobilePack?
Statehouse Convention Center, 101 E Markham St, Little Rock, AR 72201
What is a MobilePack?
While much of Feed My Starving Children’s meals come from permanent packing sites in the Midwest, every year local groups around the country organize “MobilePacks” where local volunteers have the chance to pack nutritious meals for malnourished children. This is our second MobilePack here in Little Rock and we will be packing 272,000 meals in one day.
What will I do?
Our MobilePack is divided into two-hour packing sessions. During the two hours, you will be given instructions, gather around a station made for about 20 volunteers, and assemble the ingredients of the MannaPack. This includes rice, chicken, soy, and veggies, all scientifically engineered to help starving children move from extreme malnutrition to becoming a healthy, vibrant child. It all begins with food. And you can be a part of changing a child’s life!
Can anyone participate?
All ages are welcome! Whether you are 5 or 90, there is a job for you! Most of the tasks require standing and placing ingredients in a bag. A few jobs, like the “warehouse” require heavy lifting while others, like the “labelers” allows volunteers to sit at tables and play with stickers! Even small children under the direction of parents can participate and lend a helping hand.
Can my business/organization work together?
The Little Rock MobilePack offers groups of all kinds the opportunity to work together in a positive, team-focused environment. Some of businesses make this MobilePack an integral part of their service programs. By volunteering for a two-hour packing shift and to raising the money to pay for the packed meals, your organization can create a real awareness of global hunger — and the reality that anyone can do something to impact the life of a child in need.
Turning Hunger Into Hope With Your Own Two Hands
Want to see what it’s like?? Check out this video about the what the MobilePack is all about: