This month I had the opportunity to do a night of service at Feed My Starving Children. I had been there in the past, but forgotten what fantastic work they do. This is yet another fabulous MN-based non-profit, founded by a businessman after he saw devasting hunger on a mission trip to Honduras. The organization has grown to 4 sites in: Brooklyn Park, Eagan, Chanhassen and Chicago. Each shift is an hour and a half long and will have anywhere from 50-90 volunteers. There are two shifts per night, so it can easily fit into any schedule. During the hour and a half you will pack meals for children in over 60 different countries.
What’s unique about FMSC is that the dry food mix was designed by scientists at Cargill and General Mills to meet the nutritional needs of a 4-8 year old malnourished child. Each pack of food only needs to be mixed with water and contains 20 different vitamins and minerals to meet a child’s nutritional needs for one day. This is a great date night or family activity as well – any kids over third grade can participate. It’s very hands 0n- the time flies by! Click here to sign-up for an upcoming volunteer shift! They have a big goal of 70 million meals to pack in 2009! Please consider helping them reach this goal.