The meeting, which took place at American Falls High School in American Falls, Idaho, saw more than 500 volunteers packing 300,000 Manna Pack-Potato meals. These meals will go to the Feed My Starving Children organization to be shipped around the world to places where child hunger is rampant.
The meals contain Idaho potato grancules, soy flour, vitamins, minerals and sweet potato flavor. The ingredients are particular to nourish those who have been without food extensively.
“This was a very rewarding experience for me both professionally and personally because not only does it support the potato industry, it puts nutritional food directly into the hands of the neediest — sick and starving children,” Cheryl Koompin, chairwoman, United States Potato Board, said in a news release.
Feed My Starving Children will have another packing session in January in Boise.