Mark your calendars Fond du Lac MobilePack April 7, 2018
Today it is estimated that 1 out of every 9 people doesn’t have enough food to eat and is chronically hungry. This is an awful statistic. As followers of Christ, we are called to respond. A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries, where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. Last year, FMSC welcomed nearly 900,000 volunteers to pack more than 229 million meals. The Minnesota-based charity spends 92% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for ten consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org to learn more.
The Numbers from 2015
- At least 6,200 children die from starvation every day.
- Nearly 273,000,000 Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) meals were produced.
- More than 1,000,000 volunteers packed FMSC meals.
- 22¢ pays for one life-giving FMSC meal. The Meals: MannaPack™ Rice Our fortified meals are nutritionally complete with a blend of 20 vitamins and minerals to fuel healthy development. In addition to MannaPackTM Rice, we offer MannaPackTM Potato-D for diarrhea patients, and MannaPackTM Potato-W for weaning toddlers.
MobilePack events enable children and adults across the United States to pack FMSC’s life-giving MannaPack™ meals. Churches, businesses, community groups and schools in more than 35 states have hosted these food-packing events as a way to foster teamwork and unity, while making a real difference in the fight to prevent and reverse malnutrition. FMSC provides guidance and logistics. Local donors and volunteers provide funds and labor to pack the meals. At Fond du Lac Fairgrounds Recreation Building on Saturday, April 7, 2018, our community will partner with Feed My Starving Children through a MobilePack™ event to hand-pack 200,000 life-saving, nutritious meals for children who are starving and malnourished around the world. Click here to watch a video with pictures from 2017 Fond du Lac MobilePack.
Here are some numbers from 2017 Fond du Lac MobilePack:
221,832 meals produced
607 children fed for an entire year!
We’re excited to invite you to join us in producing these meals! For this MobilePack event, we need to recruit 950 volunteers and raise 22¢ for each meal—$41,000 total.
Volunteers: Adults and children will measure and scoop ingredients, seal bags and prepare boxes for shipping. Everyone from age 5+ can pack meals! Registration will open on March 7 for the event at http://volunteer.fmsc.org/Register/mobilepack/event.aspx?event=1804-020EA&_ga=2.73632342.592983376.1517960282-377559783.1484774266#.WntYZq6nHs0
Donations: To help us meet our $41,000 goal, please consider making a donation or fundraising for us. Donations may be submitted online at fmsc.org or http://bit.ly/FDLFMSC2018 brought to the church office or mailed to:
Feed My Starving Children
ATTN: MobilePack Event Number: 1804-020EA
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433
Checks should be payable to FMSC, memo line MobilePack Event Number: #1804-020EA