March 28-30, 2019
The Central Arkansas MobilePack is celebrating its 8th year by packing 544,320 meals! In 2011 Austin and Ashton Samuelson had a desire to open a restaurant and feed more than just those in the Conway area. 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 will be assembled in Conway March 28-30 by people just like you at the Central Arkansas MobilePack.
So what are you waiting for? Make a difference and volunteer now!
Click on the “Volunteer Now” button to reserve your spot at this year’s MobilePack!
Central Arkansas MobilePack Packing Sessions
|Wednesday Set Up||3/27||Setup 6:00pm-8:00pm|
|Thursday, Shift #1||3/28||9:00-11:00am|
|Thursday, Shift #2||3/28||12:00-2:00pm|
|Thursday, Shift #3||3/28||6:00-8:00pm|
|Friday, Shift #4||3/29||9:00-11:00am|
|Friday, Shift #5||3/29||12:00-2:00pm|
|Friday, Shift #6||3/29||3:00-5:00pm|
|Friday, Shift #7||3/29||6:00-8:00pm|
|Saturday, Shift #9||3/30||9:00-11:00am|
|Saturday, Clean Up||3/30||Clean Up 11:00-1:00pm|
Conway MobilePack FAQs
Where is this year’s MobilePack?
Conway Expo Center, 2505 East Oak St, Conway, AR 72032
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 8th MobilePack here in Conway and we will be packing up 544,320 meals in 3 days.
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 12 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 Conway 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.