Zion, Ill.-based post-industrial plastics recycler Maine Plastics Inc. recently pitched in to help a charity called Feed My Starving Children. On Dec. 6-7, 50 Maine Plastics workers (including owner David Kaplan) joined volunteers including local scout, church and and community groups to help pack 312,500 meals for distribution to starving children throughout the world. The packaged meals consist of rice, soy protein, dehydrated vegetables and 20 vitamins and minerals mixed with vegetarian chicken flavoring. FMSC distributes these meals to orphanages, clinics, relief centers and schools to more than 50 countries in the developing world. Mike Dikelsky, an employee of Maine Plastics, said the event was "a tremendous success. In six packing sessions, 1513 volunteers packed 312,552 meals. This is enough food to feed 856 malnourished children one meal per day for an entire year.” Kaplan said that he hopes that Maine Plastics can make this an annual tradition. Congratulations to Maine Plastics, its workers and the local community for their efforts to make a difference in the world.
Recycler Maine Plastics lends a hand
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