The generous will themselves be
blessed, for they share their food
with the poor. ~Proverbs 22:9
One of my best friends Kristy and her husband Jeff along with a group of their close friends are working on a really awesome project to benefit starving children.
I think here, where we live, we really have no idea what “starving” is… can you imagine going all day with out food and having no idea when your next meal would be? That is reality for some people. I can’t imagine not having enough resources to feed my own children and it makes me really sad to think that we throw away as much food as we do sometimes. I have picky eaters and sometimes, I am ashamed to say, we waist more then we actually consume sometimes.
Fact: Each day almost 16,000 children die starvation-related deaths. We aren’t helpless… Jeff sent me an email with some practical ways you can actually help.
A few friends of mine and I decided to do something about it. We’ve signed up to bring an exciting opportunity to KC-metro area called the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Basically, over a two-hour period, you and group of close friends (or strangers) pack meals in assembly line fashion to be shared with those most affected by starvation throughout the world. The “MannaPacks” include rice, soy, vegetables, and vitamins, and are specially formulated to help a starving child move from the brink of death to thriving in a matter of months. What’s great, these MannaPacks only cost 22-cents to create! You see, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) ships the raw product to a MobilePack location, we (my friends and I, for instance) organize the site and recruit the man power to package the meals. It’s really a simple, fun, high-energy way to serve those most needy across the world.
Here’s what we could use:
1) Volunteers to help do the work — sign up individually or as a group. Shifts are 2 hours long and you must be at least 5 years old.
2) Donations — we’re pledging to pack 100,000 meals in April at 22-cents each (that’s $22,000). Any spare change around your house, car, couch cushions or anything is helpful. Think of it this way – $5 (23 children get fed), $33 (5 children get fed for a month), $80 (1 child fed for a whole year), $400 (family of 5 gets fed for a year), $1485 (25 school children get fed for a year)…
3) Prayers — this is serious business — FMSC gets more requests for food than they can package. So if we don’t pack, children don’t get fed. Your prayers go a long way because GOD CAN DO ANYTHING!!
Personally, we had the opportunity to pack on two different occasions. Both times we left wanting to pack more. It’s a good experience to empty yourself of the cares pressing on you in this world and to focus on others.
To find out more about the Lee’s Summit Mobile Pack coming in April, to watch a video about the MobilePack process and learn more about Feed My Starving Children, to sign up to donate or pack, please visit the link I’ve provided:
I would be happy to answer any questions you may have.
Jeff & Kristy Nevinski
We are definitely praying for this event, and hopefully at least some of my family can volunteer to help for a couple hours too. It doesn’t seem like enough… but if everyone prays, supports, helps think of all the kids that will be able to eat! Pretty amazing.