JHF 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.

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

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The JHF team filling bags of food. Rodney Janovec (front right), 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”.

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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!”


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Dawn Ryan (left), 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 (right), 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”.



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JHF’s six volunteers from left to right: Michelle Bull (Purchasing Agent), Brian Clark (Capital Compressed Air Specialist), Jon Meis (Fluid Power Specialist), Dawn Ryan (Marketing and Sales Coordinator), Bobbie Halling (Credit Administrator), and Rodney Janovec (Fluid Power Technical Specialist)


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The group was able to sample the food!


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


At the end of the day, the JHF 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, JHF plans on sending a group of employees to give back to the Eagan community and those suffering around the world.

JHF 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.

John Henry Foster has been providing innovative compressed air solutions since 1938. For updates and other information about John Henry Foster, visit our website, Like us on Facebook and follow JohnHenryFoster on Twitter.


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