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Responding to the crises in the Horn of Africa

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  New York volunteers to pack thousands of meals for East Africa

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NEW YORK - Sept. 7, 2011 - On October 1, the brand-new Basketball City, South Street Seaport location will turn into a food-packing factory as hundreds of New York volunteers produce thousands of meals for Horn of Africa famine victims.  The Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation (HHAF) , sponsored by global communications agency Draftfcb, 1,000 volunteers will prepare nearly 200,000 life-saving meals at a Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) MobilePack event.

Responding to the crises in the Horn of Africa

Thirteen million people are in need of food aid in the Horn of Africa, and 29,000 children have already died in the region. This MobilePack event is HHAF and DraftFCB's response to the crisis.

 Jane Zaretsky, HHAF's Director of Humanitarian Aid is  "thrilled to be working with the teams at DraftFCB and Feed My Starving Children. We're looking forward to combining our efforts to yield very powerful relief aid."

The event will feature live musical performances, a silent auction and a wireless electronic recycling drive with HHAF's partner, Recycling for Charities.  To learn more, visit www.hhafonline.org or fmsc.org/mobilepack.

 Contact:

Mandi Cherico

FMSC Media Relations Associate

mcherico@fmsc.org

763.951.7317 or 952.807.2964

 

Contact:

Amanda Huggins

HHAF Communications Coordinator

ahuggins@hhafonline.org

917.828.7434

 

About HHAF

The Health and Humanitarian Aid Foundation is a 501(c)3 non-profit dedicated to providing sustainable medical and humanitarian aid to citizens of Ghana whose lives have been affected by famine, poverty, disaster, or war.

  About Draftfcb

With its foundation based upon the equal principles of creativity and accountability, Draftfcb is the first a global, fully integrated marketing communications agency with 161 offices in 96 countries.

 About Feed My Starving Children

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God's starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand pack meals designed specifically for starving children, and FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Each meal costs only 24 cents to produce. For more information, visit fmsc.org.

 
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