Yes, there are many organizations feeding hungry children. Feed My Starving Children is unique in a number of ways and this week they are the one we’ve chosen to introduce you to. I had the pleasure of attending a MobilePack event a little over a year ago and was blown away by the work they are able to do and how they are able to do it.
Started in 1987 by a businessman who felt called the help those who are hungry – FMSC has grown and adapted to the needs so well that in 2010 they produced over 124 million meals with 6 permanent packing sites, and a nationwide MobilePackTM program, and more than 515,000 volunteers. This organization relies on volunteers to make it happen. Churches, organizations and businesses participate in MobilePack – packing parties and agree to raise the money for the amount of meals they pack. This, combined with other fundraising efforts have allowed FMSC to change lives every day.
The packing party I was a part of was so much fun! Orientation to teach us how to do it was great, testimonials of kids whose lives had been saved with these meals and the comraderie of those around us created such an energy! We could have kept packing for hours upon hours.
To give you an idea of the difference these meals can make – here’s Omar.
We encourage you to check them out. Help them provide meals by finding a MobilePack event in your area!