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Woodbury makes 4 million meals for Feed My Starving Children

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There were a whole lot of cheers as one little brown box was brought forward to the stage during Sunday's Woodbury Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event. It might not have looked like much from the outside, but its contents included something special.

That little brown box contained the 4 millionth meal packed by Woodbury and area volunteers over the course of four days. And while people were pretty excited about meeting the goal of packing 4 million meals, they went on for another 20 minutes and packed even more.

By the time all wrapped up Sunday, Woodbury's Feed My Starving Children MobilePack event resulted in 4,066,200 meals. Those meals are enough to feed 11,140 children for an entire year.

Michelle Leonard

Michelle Leonard joined the Woodbury Bulletin staff in November, 2014, after 14 years covering news for the Bulletin's sister publication, the Farmington Rosemount Independent Town Pages.  Michelle earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Mass Communications: News-Editorial from Mankato State University in 1991. She is an active member of the American Legion Auxiliary Clifford Larson Unit 189 of Farmington, and served as the 2014-15 Third District President to the American Legion Auxiliary Department of Minnesota. Michelle is also the volunteer coordinator for the Minnesota Newspaper Museum which is open annually during the Minnesota State Fair. She has earned Minnesota Newspaper Association awards in Investigative Reporting, Local News Coverage, Feature Photography and Column Writing. 

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