Thanksgiving is just around the corner, and sometimes we forget about those who don't get to sit around a table with family and fill their stomachs.
So on November 23rd, Minot is coming together to feed the less fortunate across the globe.
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that provides balanced meals
to over 70 third-world countries.
And this year, the event is being held in Minot for the first time since 2010.
The goal for November 23rd is to package four hundred thousand meals, with a total of 18 hundred volunteers.
The co-chairs of the event say that this is an opportunity to give thanks, by giving back.
(Verla Rostad, Co-Chair, Feed My Starving Children) "I think it's a time to express your thankfulness by helping those less fortunate. And this, like I said, is such a tangible way of knowing you've made a difference. Because you can touch it, feel it, smell it, and know it's happening."
(Gerald Roise, Co-Chair, Feed My Starving Children) "Its a celebratory atmosphere. We have helium balloons, and we have music playing, and they have fun. They leave the area pumped after this event, and excited to share what they've been about."
65 more teams of 8 are still needed for 2-hour shifts Saturday, November 23rd.
To register to be a volunteer e-mail minotND2013@mail.com, or visit www.FMSC.org.