JHFoster Helps Feed Starving Children in Haiti

Six employees from John Henry Foster (Eagan, Minnesota) volunteered two hours of their day packing meals for Feed My Starving Children. These meals will fill many hungry bellies in Haiti.

JHFoster also donated $500, which will cover meals for 2,270 children who are suffering from malnutrition.

Food Preparations for Donations to Haiti

Jon Meis, Fluid Power Specialist, was most surprised “how in such a short amount of volunteer time we made over 12,000 meals, enough to feed 35 kids for a year!”

Rodney Janovec Fluid Power Technical Specialist, was most “surprised how many meals you can package in such a short amount time. Also, how many people in the world are in need of the meals”.

Two JHFoster employees help organize food for the food shelf

The group was able to sample the food!

The Manna Pack has a vitamin/flavoring powder, dehydrated carrots and potatoes, soy protein, and rice.

At the end of the day, the JHFoster team was glad to make a difference, though they couldn’t help but also feel that a lot of work is yet to be done. Every quarter, JHFoster plans on sending a group of employees to give back to the Eagan community and those suffering around the world.

JHFoster serves clients as a compressed air systems and fluid power distributor in Minnesota, Wisconsin, North Dakota, South Dakota and northern Iowa. We are known for providing mobile service, maintenance, air system audits and design of electro-pneumatic and compressed air flow controls. Educational training and air system seminars are also offered.

Employees Help With Feed My Starving Children Preparation

Dawn Ryan, Marketing and Sales Coordinator, was “really surprised and disheartened after they explained that some people are so desperate and hungry that they are forced to eat dirt biscuits. They showed a couple pictures of a large quantity of these dirt biscuits being made, then left out in the sun to dry. People then break off a piece and let it dissolve slowly in their mouths just so they can fool their stomachs into thinking they are full. It goes to show that we really do take a lot for granted in our lives.”

Bobbie Halling, Credit Administrator, wanted to volunteer so she could “make a difference”. She was most surprised by the “difference such a small amount of food can make”.