Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, and Face of Change non-profit host Meal Packaging Event to package 100,000 meals
Ross A. Clevens, MD, FACS, a well known Brevard County facial plastic surgeon is organizing his second Face of Change meal packaging event to take place Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Florida Air Academy and will benefit women and children in Brevard County.
The meal packaging project came about when Dr. Ross Clevens of Clevens Center for Facial Cosmetic Surgery traveled to the East African nation of Tanzania on several medical mission trips with a group from Outreach Africa International, which helps people overcome the effects of poverty in 14 countries. On these trips, Clevens was in surgery for nearly 12 hours per day, performing surgical procedures to correct cleft lips, burns and other areas of need, but couldn’t help but realize that the need for nutritionally sound meals was as critical as the need for health care.
The first Face of Change meal packaging event was held in January of this year and was attended by 600 volunteers who packaged over 100,000 nutritionally complete, United Nations standard meals that were shipped to Tanzania, Africa to aid starving women and children. “The event was an absolutely tremendous success,” Clevens said of the event.
For the upcoming event at Florida Air Academy the goal is to have 750 volunteers and raise $25,000. With each meal costing .25 each, 100% of the money raised will go towards the cost of the meals. The 100,000 meals that are packaged will then be donated to local food banks right here in Brevard County.
For more information on the September 10, 2011 Meal packaging Event being held at Florida Air Academy in Melbourne, FL please contact Lorin Carpenter, (321) 412-2349.