Sunday, April 26, 2015

Grains of Grace

This weekend our church participated in the Feed My Starving Children's mobile food packing program. It was amazing! Over Friday evening and Saturday, over 1,089 volunteers packed 272,160 of "manna packs" that will feed 746 children every day for a year.

Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization that is anti-hunger. Their philosophy is that feeding the hungry is the first step in solving larger, social issues. They partner with NGOs to deliver the packets to countries affected by natural disaster and enduring economic despair. Last year, the country that received the second most amount of food packages was North Korea. NGOs pay for the shipping and provide FMSC with an impact report as they distributed the food through missionary partnerships at orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps and malnourishment centers. And 99.6% of the food packed, actually reaches its intended destination. The power of prayer!

Each manna pack included vitamins, vegetables (dehydrated), soy and rice. Each table worked to fill, measure, seal and pack the manna packs. It went by so fast and I met some really nice ladies. The experience also made me more conscientious about not wasting food.

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