The Miami Office volunteered to be part of Feed My Starving Children’s mobile pack event which was held in January at the Miami-Dade Youth Fair Grounds. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit organization that is committed to eliminate starvation in children worldwide. The approach is to find volunteers in a community to hand pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children and then they ship the meals in boxes to partners around the globe.
A group of Walton Lantaff staffers and lawyers went out to the Youth Fair one night in January and participated in this event. The Youth Fair expo buildings were used for the event and Walton Lantaff has a special connection to the Youth Fair in that a prior partner, George Orr, was President of the Youth Fair for many years. Hundreds of people attended the event in January volunteering their time and labor to pack meals.
The mobile pack event is a huge production that travels around the country. Some of the lawyers carried bins of rice and soy to tables and other Walton Lantaff members worked the meal packing tables in an assembly line fashion. The food consists of vitamins, dehydrated vegetables, soy and rice which goes into a bag that has to be sealed. Thirty six packets were boxed up.
It was an amazing experience and very rewarding! We encourage you to find a mobile pack event near you to participate in this worthy cause.