Feed My Starving Children plans its largest meal packing event ever

The ninth annual meal packing event is underway at Scheels Arena, but Feed My Starving Children is already planning for a big 10th anniversary next year.

Volunteers clean after the first two meal packing sessions at Scheels Arena.
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FARGO — Volunteers were hard at work in Scheels Arena, packing meals for Feed My Starving Children Wednesday, Feb. 1.

Students from Fargo schools kicked off the ninth annual packing event. The goal this year is to raise $2 million in meals, and the non-profit says they are on pace for that. Students have packed more than 150,000 meals in the first two sessions.

In 2024, Feed My Starving Children is planning its largest packing event ever for its tenth anniversary. It's so big, it has to be in the Fargodome.

The goal will be 10 million meals, packed by 50,000 volunteers, over 10 days. A meal costs 29 cents to make. Feed My Starving Children hopes to raise $3.3 million to bring in students from area schools and universities and to pay for the grocery bill.

"The Red River Valley community has supported the Fargo pack and Feed My Starving Children in phenomenal ways over the last nine years, and that's why we have faith that we will continue to meet that goal," said Amy Okeson, the executive director of Feed My Starving Children - FargoPack.


Fargo was chosen for this massive packing event because of the volunteers and success over the last nine years.

"We're going to come in with our own two hands and make this difference. It is just one of the best places, and who doesn't want to be in Fargo in January or February? Come on, it's the best place to be," said Mark Crea, CEO of Feed My Starving Children.

The non-profit is still looking for volunteers to help pack meals until Saturday. Those interested in donating or volunteering can register at

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