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. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to our distribution partners. FMSC meals have reached nearly 70 countries around the world in our history.

What a wonderful experience!  Each year since 2016, Zion has had about 500 volunteers pack over 100,000 meals to be delivered to children in need around the world. This translates into providing a meal for almost 300 children every day for a year!  Members of our Zion family, other churches, scouting groups, corporations, high school groups and the local community came together for 2-hour shifts to make a dent in the sad statistic that every day over 6,000 children die from hunger-related causes.

The meals that we packed consisted of rice, soy granules, dehydrated vegetables, and vitamins, and are scientifically formulated to provide optimal nutrition to malnourished children.  From Oldwick, the meals are trucked back to the Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) distribution center and will be shipped in a container to orphanages, feeding programs, schools, and NGOs that are fully vetted and certified by FMSC.  These organizations must pay for the shipping and are required to tithe 10% of the meals to other organizations that cannot afford the shipping costs.  Remarkably over 99% of the packed meals arrive safely to their intended destinations.  Once our meals are shipped staff at FMSC will be able to tell us where our packs were sent.  Past meals have been sent to Haiti, Syria and elsewhere. 

Thank you to all of the volunteers and our very generous donor who made this event possible.  I have been inspired, and I believe many others as well by this ministry, and our ability even as a smaller church to make such an impact for needy children and in a smaller way touched the lives of all the volunteers who participated. 

Feed My Starving Children will return to Zion on March 29 and 30, 2019. 

Sign up now at https://give.fmsc.org/oldwick.

Learn more about Zion's other efforts to feed the hungry