This week our 4-H group had the privilege of serving at Feed My Starving Children. FMSC is a non-profit christian organization that utilizes volunteers to make food packets to send to starving people around the world. They have shifts available where people can sign up for to help make Manna Packs. The Manna Pack consists of Chicken (flavoring with vitamins), Veggies, Soy, and Rice. Each pack holds enough for about 6 meals.
When we got there we signed in and put our hairnets on. We sat down and learned about what we would do and who we were helping. We also got to watch a short video that showed testimonies about people that receive the food and how needed it is.
We washed our hands and then went to pick our jobs. They have a system in place that makes it easy for anyone to come in and volunteer and several jobs to choose from.
The kids chose the scooping job because it’s fun
and easy for them to do.
They each had their own scoop and poured the chicken, veggies, soy, and rice into the funnel.
I held a bag under the funnel to catch the food and then weighed it to make sure we had the right amount.
Jonathan sealed the bags shut and got them ready to put in a box.
The room was filled with many volunteers from several different businesses, families, and groups. We were able to fill enough bags to feed 59 children for one whole year! They told us that the food would be going to Zimbabwe. When it was all done we got to gather around those boxes of food and pray. What a great way to end.
This service was a great reminder that there are many people out there that don’t have anything to eat. This was just one simple way we can help and live out scripture.
For I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me, Matthew 25:35
We all had a great time, serving for a great cause, and we can’t wait to go back again.
What ways does your family like to serve together?