MESA, Ariz., Aug. 28, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — Vibrant Dentistry, one of the fastest growing dental practices in Arizona, recently partnered with the non-profit Feed My Starving Children to deliver nutrient-rich meals to children in Nicaragua. The dentists volunteered to pack 190 boxes filled with 41,040 meals that will feed 112 children up to an entire year.
The founder of Vibrant Dentistry, Dr. Carl J. Metz, described the event as "an incredible experience" and thanked his staff members for coordinating the activity.
Nicaragua is a nation with some of the highest poverty levels in the world. UNICEF estimates that nearly half a million underage children in the country live in poor rural areas without access to proper nutrition.
Feed My Starving Children is a Christian NGO that sends nutrient-dense food packages to children in areas of dire need like Nicaragua. One in every three children in Nicaragua suffers from anemia and vitamin A deficiency, according to the FAO. The affected children often live in families that lack sufficient income to buy wholesome food. The food packages Feed My Starving Children sends to Nicaragua contains vitamin-rich vegetables, soy, and rice.
Vibrant Dentistry participated in a two-hour volunteer event to assemble food packages for transport. "We had so much fun bonding with our team and jamming out to upbeat music with a room full of volunteers," Dr. Metz gushed after the event. "Our team was astonished by the efficiency and encouragement from the FMSC staff as they helped spread the excitement of filling the boxes," he added.
Feed My Starving Children provides as much as 28 hours of volunteer services per week via individuals and groups. The volunteers mainly assemble food packages that are transported throughout the world to poverty-ridden areas where children are at risk of malnutrition. The nonprofit was founded in 1987, and operates as one of the highest regarded charities in the country. It has won several notable awards for trustworthiness and financial integrity. Feed My Starving Children spends more than 90 percent of all donations received on meal production directly.
Vibrant Dentistry is heavily involved in charity work in Arizona. The clinic participates in the Arizona Mission of Mercy and has hosted three Dentistry from the Heart Charity events to provide fillings, cleanings, and extractions without charges for those in need.
"On behalf of our group, we are so very humbled to be able to take part in changing so many lives. Experiences such as this put into perspective how big of an impact you can make by giving even the smallest amount of time," Dr. Metz said.
Vibrant Dentistry is an award-winning dental practice located in Mesa, Arizona. The clinic is headed by Dr. Carl J. Metz D.D.S., who drilled his first tooth in the eighth grade. Vibrant Dentistry offers state-of-the-art dental treatments at affordable rates.
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