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We celebrate mothers who sacrificially care for their children.
We support the women who are strong enough to ask for help from others.
We applaud women who tirelessly and joyfully work at feeding centers around the world.
We believe that loved and respected women are essential for a community to thrive.
Every single day, women are changing the world.
Last November, Typhoon Haiyan devastated the central islands of the Philippines. FMSC responded by sending millions of additional meals. The Philippines receives the second highest number of FMSC meals, surpassed only by Haiti.
Because of our unique network of embedded feeding partners, FMSC is able to get our food into the most remote, forgotten, difficult places in the world. It is in these places where we find the “least among us.” Over the past three days I’ve been with some FMSC staff and our partner, International Care Ministries (ICM) in the central Philippines. Today, we took 15,000 FMSC meals to the port city of Concepcion and loaded them onto a pump boat.
We traveled to two islands that were hard hit by the typhoon. The 223 families we met were so happy to see us. In the past four months, they have received a small amount of outside support (plastic tarps and some rice), but their main support has come from ICM which has provided critical items, including FMSC food. Many mothers told us how their children not only love the FMSC MannaPack, but their children have also gained weight. One mother showed us her 8 year old son who went from 28 lbs. to 38 lbs. in just three months.
We heard many stories of how people grabbed their children and ran up the mountain as they saw a 20 foot wall of water coming at them last November 8th. They returned to find their homes and livelihoods destroyed. That’s when ICM stepped in to help. Through their network of 6,000 pastors, ICM was able to minister to the hurting and get FMSC food to the places that needed it most. These pastors know each family personally. Knowing where the need is the greatest, finding the least of these, and ministering to them–this is some of the best work I’ve ever seen. The reassurance that FMSC food will continue to be there for their children while they rebuild their lives is so important to these beautiful people.
We are working with our Philippine partners to determine the number of emergency meals needed for this coming year. It will be a big number! I ask you to pray that FMSC will be able to meet the need for meals this year in the Philippines while we continue to feed God’s children all around the world.
Feed My Starving Children is now on Pinterest. The story of FMSC has always spread through you, so we’re excited for this new way to share. We’ll be pinning lots of inspirational quotes, new MarketPlace items, stories from our feeding partners, fundraising ideas, and more.
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Erica has a heart for the poor. She decided to sell fudge as a fundraiser for FMSC.
Erica raised $5,834 to feed the hungry through her fundraiser! When Erica brought in the money, she also volunteered with her family at our Schaumburg, Ill. packing site. We are so grateful to Erica for helping us feed more kids!
This past Saturday, over 2,000 FMSC volunteers gathered in the Phoenix Convention Center for our Change the World From Phoenix event. With a goal of packing 500,000 meals and raising money for a larger permanent site in Arizona, our volunteers stepped up to the challenge.
In just one day, volunteers packed over 550,000 meals for the hungry in the Philippines. The Phoenix 100 Rotary Club also hit a milestone: their group packed their 1,000,000th meal with FMSC!
Change the World from Phoenix also raised $366,000 for our Arizona site expansion! Our goal is to double our capacity in the Phoenix area.
We need you. FMSC’s partners have requested more meals than we’re currently able to produce, so opening a larger site in Phoenix would allow us to meet more of the need.