More than 4,500 volunteers are expected from throughout DeKalb County to work in two-hour shifts to pack at least 1,000,000 meals today through Sunday at The Suter Company, 1015 West Bethany Road in Sycamore. A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) equips people to turn hunger into hope with their own two hands.
The Suter Company invites volunteers to pack MannaPack meals for Feed My Starving Children, scientifically developed to reverse and prevent malnutrition. Then they donate the food to selected missions and humanitarian agencies worldwide, who use it to supply orphanages, schools, health care facilities, community feeding programs, and other institutions intervening in severe poverty.
Rescued from hunger and its risks – including stunted development, ill health, slavery and even an early death – children can develop healthy bodies and minds. They can go to school, earn a living, and bring prosperity to their families, communities, and nations. Hunger becomes hope. And it starts with food.
FMSC relies solely on a network of generous volunteers to pack every meal by hand. Whether at a permanent site or at a MobilePack event such as Suter’s, each volunteer leaves the two-hour packing session more aware of their own good fortune and filled with inspiration that can only come from doing God’s life-saving work. In the fiscal year 2016/2017 more than one million FMSC volunteers will pack over 280 million meals that will be distributed to 70 countries around the globe.
Slots for the MobilePack event at Suter’s are still available! Check out the Make A Difference DeKalb County website and follow the link to join in and volunteer!