Idaho Potato Commission and Feed My Starving Children Host Second Mobile MannaPack Potato Packing Event to Help Children Around the Globe

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Idaho Potato Commission's (IPC) Continued Relief Efforts Help Haitian Children One Year After Devastating Earthquake

Volunteers and Financial Donations Needed!


WHAT:

One year after the earthquake in Haiti devastated millions of lives, 200 Boise volunteers will spend the afternoon assembling 100,000 MannaPack™ Potato meals to send to malnourished children in Haiti and other impoverished areas around the globe. MannaPack™ Potato is a “first food” designed specifically for malnourished children with diarrhea.

This is the second Mobile MannaPack™ Potato Packing event that the IPC has sponsored by providing volunteers and making a generous financial donation.  In August 2010 in American Falls, ID, 500 volunteers assembled 300,000 MannaPack™ Potato meals.

WHEN:
Monday, January 17, 2011
Two volunteer shifts:
11:30 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.
2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

WHERE:
Bishop Kelly High School
7009 W. Franklin Rd
Boise, ID 83709

INTERVIEW/PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES:
- Frank Muir, President and CEO, IPC
- Brenda Janot, Event Coordinator, Feed My Starving Children
- Andrew Ulasich, Mobile Pack Supervisor, Feed My Starving Children

CONTACT:
For media inquiries and additional information, call or email
Brenda Janot / 208-433-0457 / [email protected]

To volunteer, visit: http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/mobilepack/event.aspx?event=1101-78

About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization, founded in 1987 that strives to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.
For more information visit www.fmsc.org.

About the Idaho Potato Commission

The Idaho Potato Commission is a state agency that is primarily responsible for expanding the markets for Idaho®-grown potatoes through advertising, promotion and research. The Commission also protects the use of the "Idaho® " potato and "Grown in Idaho®" seals, which are federally registered Certification Marks that belong to the IPC. These Marks ensure that consumers are purchasing potatoes that have been grown in the state of Idaho.
For more information visit  www.idahopotato.com.

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