- Category: Serve
Join Mindekirken volunteers!
Mindekirken organizes volunteer teams to work at Feed My Starving Children.
Mindekirken's next volunteer dates are:
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Wednesday, November 13, 2013
Time: Arrive at 5:45 pm for check in and training; work: 6:00 to 7:30pm
Location: 990 Lone Oak Rd, Suite 136, Eagan, MN 55121
About FMSC ......
Feed My Starving Children is a nonprofit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals formulated specially for starving children, then FMSC ships the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. In 2010, FMSC sent over 124 million meals around the world thanks to the work of more than 515,000 volunteers. 93% of total donations goes directly to the feeding program.
What FMSC is doing
Horn of Africa
In early August, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) successfully airlifted over 46,000 servings of their specialized “baby food,” MannaPack Potato-W, to rural drought victims in Turkana, Kenya.
At the La Chureca garbage dump in Managua, children search for things to sell—or eat. Fabretto Children’s Foundation enrolls them in a school, where they get a daily MannaPack™ lunch—and their parents get jobs making crafts. “Food,” says Kevin Marinacci of Fabretto, “is one of the most critical components of our work.”
In this AIDS-ravaged region, a mission called Children’s Cup helps churches and families care for 30,000 orphans every day, using FMSC meals. “Then comes health care and education,” says Children’s Cup President Ben Rodgers. “These kids become leaders in their communities.”
Abandoned children, called “wasted” by the government, make homes in cardboard boxes. Risen Savior Missions brings FMSC food to 500 such communities. Clinics and schools follow. “Food is always the hub of the wheel that turns a community around,” states Jerry Krosnowski of Risen Savior.
How you can help
Anyone can help, but the minimum age to volunteer at FMSC is 5 years old. We will pack meals at one of three Twin Cities locations. You can plan to spend approximately three hours – which includes orientation, training and the actual work of packing the meals. After the orientation, teams of about 8-10 people at each work station start work to pack the meals. Don’t worry! It’s easy to do and there are plenty of people to help if you have questions….and it's lots of fun!
Join us! Contact the office at 612-874-0716 to sign up or to get more information.
|Those who are generous are blessed,
for they share their bread with the poor.
|Velsignet blir den som er god mot andre,
for han deler sitt brød med de fattige.