Posts Tagged ‘hunger’

Feed My Starving Children MobilePack

April 4th, 2024 No comments

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian organization founded in 1987. Through MobilePack events, FMSC is able to partner with local community organizations to send healthy, safe meals to malnourished children around the world. Thanks to volunteers packing and covering the expense of the meals, each meal costs only 29 cents to produce. Since 1987, FMSC has distributed more than 2 billion meals in nearly 70 countries.

The 9th Lancaster County Feed My Starving Children MobilePack will take place Friday-Sunday, April 5-7, 2024 at Willow Street Mennonite Church, Willow Street, PA. 1,500 volunteers will pack 300,000 meals to help alleviate world hunger! To date, our meals have gone to Somalia, Haiti, Belize, Dominican Republic, Malawi, Uganda, Jamaica and Poland. Working together over the last 8 events, more than 8,700 volunteers from our community have come together to send more than 2 million meals to those most in need around the world!

If you are age 5-105, WE NEED YOU!!!!!

How does it work? 1,500 volunteers work during 2 hour shifts to pack 300,000 meals in 3 days. The volunteers come from churches, schools, businesses, friends, relatives, co-workers and anyone else who would like to participate. It is an awesome opportunity for families and friends to volunteer and spend time together for a great cause!

Can anyone do it? For safety and efficiency, required student-to-adult ratios are put in place:

K-2nd grade 1 student to 1 adult
3rd-6th grade 3 students to 1 adult
7th-9th grade 4 students to 1 adult
10th-12th grade 5 students to 1 adult

Sit down jobs are available as needed.

Video from a similar though much larger event.

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Moment Of Celebration-Bread Of Life

March 25th, 2014 No comments

JOHN SHIRK – Today’s Moment of Celebration reflects on Jesus as the Bread Of Life.

After feeding 5,000 people, starting with five loaves of bread and two fish, Jesus taught a lesson of faith about spiritual bread.

He said in John 6:35: “I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.

Jesus was inviting us to come to Him for a type of nourishment that physical food could not provide. Blaise Pascal has said, “There is a God-shaped vacuum in the heart of every man which cannot be filled by any created thing, but only by God the Creator, made known through Jesus.

There are many different things that people seek to fill this vacuum. Some people seek satisfaction in money, fame, or pleasure. These are shallow substitutes for the long haul. Seeking Christ opens the way for us to live in relationship with God, and to experience His love and righteousness.  In this way, we can have a fulfilling and thriving relationship with God that lasts forever.

The Bread of Life that Jesus offers us is a reason to be glad in the Year of Celebration.

John Shirk