A typhoon killing thousands of people and destroying parts of a country may have happened on the other side of the world, but that's not stopping folks in the Peace Garden State from lending a hand to those in need in the Philippines.
Feed My Starving Children had already planned an event in the Magic City for Saturday, November 23rd.
The non-profit organization which provides food to starving people around the world announced this week an entire shipping container from the event will go directly to aid in the typhoon disaster.
In all, 272,160 meals packaged in Minot will be sent directly to the Philippines.
This years event will be the second one to take place in Minot.
The last one was in 2010, about 300-thousand meals were packaged.
Officials are hoping for over 400-thousand meals this year.
One of the coordinators of the event feels a sense of joy when volunteering or donating to cause.
(Verla Rostad, Co-Chair of Mobile Pack Event) "It meets that human need to help others and I know that this is one way to do it. I know that I can be there in the Philippines but I can be doing something in North Dakota to help those folks."
F-M-S-C still needs volunteers for its final shift on the 23rd from 4:30 to 6:30 P-M.
Rostad says volunteering for only two hours will package enough food to feed a family of five for one year!