Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children® is a Christian non-profit that provides nutritionally complete meals for starving, malnourished and hungry people. Dexter United Methodist Church has hosted a meal-packing event four times since 2014. The prepackaged dry meals—costing less than a quarter each to make—are funded and assembled by donor-volunteers in the United States. FMSC’s in-country partners use the food to prevent starvation and curb malnourishment in children and families worldwide. FMSC food has reached more than 70 countries.
Why We Help Feed My Starving Children
Hosting a FMSC MobilePack Event is a huge undertaking requiring at least 500 volunteers, including children, youth and adults from Dexter UMC and other area churches. But it’s worth it. During the four events hosted at Dexter UMC, nearly 490,000 MannaPacks Rice (FMSC’s original food formula consists of vitamin packed flavoring, dried vegetables, soy protein and rice) have been assembled, packaged and boxed up ready for shipping all over the world. Those who receive them only have to add water or milk to cook a nutritious meal. Feed My Starving Children seeks to reach everyone, until ALL are fed. With God’s help, it plans to work together with organizations and ministries across the globe to end hunger.
What You Need to Know
Because of the Dexter UMC building project, the church has not scheduled a MobilePack event but will when the project is complete. Volunteers must be older than age 5, and student groups are required to have adult volunteers working with the students. Jewelry, including earrings, is not allowed and everyone wears hairnets. If you want to volunteer for other MobilePack events in Michigan, please visit the Feed My Starving Children volunteer website. FMSC also has permanent packing sites in Arizona, Illinois and Minnesota.