The BIG Day of Giving is a local initiative to increase philanthropy in the Greater Sacramento region. We have teamed up with GiveLocalNow to bring you the BIG Day of Giving, which will take place during a 24-hour period on Tuesday, May 6, 2014. Starting at midnight, donations to Feed My Starving Children will be accepted through GiveLocalNow's website, with a goal to inspire and unite our community in supporting hundreds of local nonprofits.
Donations made to us at www.givelocalnow.org on May 6 will also be eligible for a boost from a pool of matching funds. Help us raise money and awareness to further our work feeding malnourished children by taking part in this event.
Mark your calendars for a MobilePack Event on October 23-25. Join us as we add to the 1.8 MILLION total meals we have packed over the past four years!
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s hungry children in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults in our community come together, regardless of race or religion, and we hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children. These are shipped to nearly 70 countries around the world.
FMSC has 4 permanent warehouses; two in Minneapolis and two in Chicago, where volunteers come six days a week to pack nutritious meals for starving kids around the world. However, they also host MobilePack Events in various cities across the United States, which is what we are hosting again this year in Rocklin.
The MobilePack events rely on the support of the community to provide volunteers to actually pack-by-hand each of these meals, as well as to financially support the purchasing of the ingredients which go into each meal.
FMSC feeds orphans and malnourished children around the world, and also responds to global catastrophes. FMSC was able to donate meals to the devastated people in and around New Orleans after Hurricane Katrina. Within 24 hours of the Haiti earthquake, FMSC had 600,000 meals on the ground to feed the people affected by the devastation. Immediately after the earthquake and tsunami in Japan, FMSC was able to ship over a half-million meals to the people of Japan to aid in feeding those without food and water.
Last year, over the course of three days, our 2,500 volunteers packed hundreds of thousands of meals!
Thank you to William Jessup University for opening its large doors and allowing us to use their spacious facilities to do our packing.
And thank YOU for all your packing help! Check out more photos from the event.
The production of each meal costs only 22¢; however, the total cost adds up quickly when shipping hundreds of thousands of meals. For example, the price to ship 300,000 meals would be $66,000.
The Sacramento FMSC MobilePack is looking for community partners willing to financially support the packing of these meals; our partners will be featured prominently in Sacramento FMSC MobilePack marketing materials to a large local population. Promote your organization through partnering with Sacramento FMSC MobilePack and the community, while providing for children worldwide.
Join others in the community and give life-saving support to starving children across the globe. Your local support has a global impact, saving lives through the donation of your time and resources.