For the second year in a row, EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment will join students, faculty and staff at Belmont University for a charitable event that will provide 200,000 meals for needy children in Haiti. The food packing event will occur Wed., Dec. 9 in the Curb Event Center on Belmont’s campus.
EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment have long collaborated in the marketing and distribution of WOW compilation projects. On Dec. 9, the collective staff of the three companies, together with the Belmont University community, will sponsor a food packaging event benefitting non-profit hunger-relief organization, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC). Minnesota-based FMSC delivers food around the world to malnourished children in schools, orphanages, refugee camps and hospitals. The 200,000 packed meals—which consist of rice, textured soy protein and dehydrated vegetables along with 20 vitamins and minerals and flavoring—will provide nutrition for 548 children for a year.
Hundreds of employees from each of the three companies, along with Belmont University employees and students, have signed up to work in shifts packing specially formulated meals in assembly-line fashion. Each FMSC meal provides the key nutrients a child needs to survive and thrive.
Packing sessions, each beginning with a 10 minute overview of FMSC’s work around the world, will take place from 9:30-11:30 a.m. (WoW Shares Packing Session) and again from 1-3 p.m. (Belmont Packing Session) on Dec. 9 in the Curb Event Center. To sign up to participate in the Belmont session, click here.
About WOW and WOW Shares:
“WOW Shares” is an effort formed by the WOW companies to mobilize Christian music industry employees to serve others this Christmas season. EMI Christian Music Group, Provident Music Group and Word Entertainment have coordinated their efforts to pack food for starving children in Haiti. Funds for the meals have been provided from proceeds from the sale of WOW CDs.
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 specially for starving children, and FMSC ships the meals to more than 60 countries around the world. Each meal costs only 17 cents to produce. In 2008, FMSC sent 73.6 million meals around the world thanks to the work of more than 310,000 volunteers. For more information, visit www.fmsc.org.