April 1st, 2014

Ryan McClure introduced this week's guest speaker, Dale Carson. Dale is a local business owner, and is also a dedicated volunteer with an organization that helps feed malnourished children.


Dale invited Scarborough Rotarians to sign up for two-hours shifts on Sunday, April 13th to help pack 100,000 meals. Their organization already has the funds but needs 500 volunteers to do the packing. 475 people have already signed up. Contact Ryan McClure if you can make it Sunday. It takes place at the Maine Mall.

Feed My Starving Children is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization that provides food to help communities in developing countries become sefl-sustaining. FMSC'S approach is to ask volunteers to hand pack scientifically designed meals, and then ship them to partners in neartly 70 countries. The recipe is rice, soy powder, vegetables and vitamins and costs about 22 cents per meal.

Dale's local group, MillionMealsMaine, recieved a grant of $22,000, for FMSC, which provided over 60 million meals last year. Its rating by Charity Navigator http://www.charitynavigator.org is 4 stars. He was the guest speaker at the April 1st meeting.