Proposed Salem Participation in Feed My Starving Children
Make A Difference DKC Mobile Pack
What is Feed My Starving Children?
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit, Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. They’ve had a four-star rating (the highest rating given) from Charity Navigator for 14 years running. Children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished kids. The meals are shipped to mission partners for distribution in 100 countries around the world. FMSC volunteers like us are packing 999,110 meals a day and will continue push forward until all are fed.
What is MannaPack Rice?
With the input of food scientists, FMSC developed MannaPack Rice to create the nearly perfect food for starving kids. Each bag contains six meals and is designed to be extremely cost efficient, with simple and durable packaging that is economical to ship. The ingredients include:
- Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
- Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at a low cost.
- Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian flavoring to give growing children the critical nutrition they need.
- Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and, well, vegetables are good for you
What is our community Mobile Pack Event?
Make A Difference DKC (DKC=DeKalb County) brings in all the ingredients and equipment necessary to pack the meals at The Suter Company on Bethany Road on November 14–November 17. Over these four days we plan to pack over 1,500,000 meals with the help of 6,000 volunteers. We’ll raise $330,000 to fund the ingredients with the generous help of God’s family. Sounds daunting? Consider we’ve packed and paid for 9.1 million meals since 2010. This is an event where the entire community comes together in a common, selfless purpose to get the job done!
What can I do?
Pray, give, and sign up to pack. We will have a participation table in the narthex after services on October 19 and October 20. If you will not be in attendance then, contact Jim Sauber for donations and to sign up.
More Information …
Church Office: Salem@slcsycamore.org