Jonesboro MobilePack

April 26-27, 2019

202,176 Meals

Coming April 26-27 in the Arkansas State University Armory (Military Science), we are hosting the 2nd Tacos 4 Life MobilePack in Jonesboro!  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 Jonesboro location will be assembled right here in town on April 26-27 by people just like you!

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Interested in joining the Team?

We are looking for individuals or groups to help plan and implement the MobilePack in Jonesboro.  If you are interest in learning more about what it means to be part of the leadership team for the Jonesboro MobilePack email Kevin Chenoweth at kevin.chenoweth@tacos4life.com.

2019 Jonesboro MobilePack Packing Sessions

Each packing session lasts two hours from start to finish.

DayDateTime
Friday, Set UpApril 2612:00pm-2:00pm
FridayApril 266:00pm-8:00pm
SaturdayApril 2710:00am-12:00pm
SaturdayApril 271:00-3:00pm
SaturdayApril 274:30-6:30pm
Saturday, Clean UpApril 27Clean Up
6:30-8:30pm

Jonesboro MobilePack FAQs

Where is this year’s MobilePack?

Arkansas State University-Military Science
1921 Aggie Rd
Jonesboro, AR 72401

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 first MobilePack here in Jonesboro and we will be packing over 200,000 meals.

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 9 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 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.

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Turning Hunger Into Hope:

Check out Conway’s 2017 MobilePack sponsored by Tacos 4 Life: