Pack Meals On New Year’s Eve

2014 is almost over. In a lot of ways, it has been a hard year. Hope is needed now more than ever.

And hope is strong! By the end of next year, if we’ve all poured out more love, everyone wins. That’s why we think you should pack meals on New Year’s Eve with FMSC. It’s a chance to say, “Love in action is important to me! This is what I want my life to look like in 2015.”

Bring your family and friends to pack ► www.fmsc.org/fullyinvested

Let’s fill 2015 with more love, more generosity, and more hope.

Haitian family in Cité Soleil

2nd Guy Golf

2nd Guy Golf is a men’s & women’s golf apparel & accessory brand founded by former MLB pitcher Russ Ortiz. The company gives 100% of its net profit to charitable organizations. Their mission and heart: helping people.

Since November of last year, 2nd Guy Golf has donated all the proceeds from their men’s apparel line to Feed My Starving Children. The purchase of one of men’s polo provides 45 meals to a child. The employees of 2nd Guy Golf also volunteer at our Tempe, Arizona packing site.

 

2nd Guy Golf packing meals at FMSC

 

“From the beginning, the prospect of working with FMSC and being able to literally use our hands to make a difference was something really exciting,” Russ said. “Now that we’ve been involved with them and met the people driving their initiative, it’s humbling and a privilege to know that we have the opportunity to work along side them and contribute to their cause of ending hunger.”

Ending hunger takes teamwork. We’re thankful for 2nd Guy Golf!

Visit www.2ndguygolf.com to see their products.

Christmas In the FMSC MarketPlace

Finish your holiday shopping with items that make a deeper impact. Your purchase provides fair wages to hard-working artisans and means more kids around the world are fed nutritious meals!

Nicaraguan nativity and puzzle set from FMSC MarketPlace

Haitian metal art provides meals for the hungry
M&M fundraiser for FMSC

FMSC MarketPlace Coffee

$50 hand-made chili bowl provides 216 FMSC meals
Hand-carved Nicaraguan bird whistle from FMSC MarketPlace

See more items and shop now ► www.fmscMarketPlace.org

Complete your order by 11:59pm CT on Tuesday, December 16 to ensure delivery before Christmas.

A Bleak Future Turned Bright

Five years ago, Gerald and his younger sister Deyling weren’t expected to live. Chronic malnutrition and severe anemia hindered Gerald’s growth. His sister wasn’t doing well, either.

The family lives in the northern Nicaraguan town of Las Sabanas, where it is a daily struggle to earn a living and find food—most are lucky if they eat one meal a day. Nearly 50% of the children in this area don’t get enough to eat, are chronically malnourished, and as a result, their growth is stunted.

“They were so weak they couldn’t walk without help,” Gerald and Deyling’s mother said. “They could hardly stand.” The future looked bleak for these precious children.

That’s when our partner Fabretto stepped in to help. The family began receiving health and nutritional support. Gerald and his sister were immediately enrolled in Fabretto’s education and lunch programs, where FMSC MannaPack Rice is served daily. With a consistent source of nutrition, their starved and sickly bodies slowly began to heal.

“Without these programs my children wouldn’t be alive,” their mother said.

Today, 10-year-old Gerald and 7-year-old Deyling are THRIVING. Their smiles light up a room. Gerald is succeeding in school and has become one of the most active students in his class.

Gerald and Deyling eat FMSC meals in Nicaragua

His teacher noted his progression, “Gerald used to be very quiet, he would never participate. Now he is always the first to raise his hand.” His transformation is remarkable.

School meals save lives. Programs like Fabretto’s are offered by hundreds of FMSC’s partners all around the world, which means more children are given the chance to grow into all that God has made them to be.

Thanks to YOU, children just like Gerald and Deyling now have the brightest futures full of HOPE. 

Give more Hope today ► www.fmsc.org/donate

November Meal Shipping Report

In November, Feed My Starving Children shipped 19,022,688 meals. This was one of our biggest months ever! With your help, we hope to pack and ship millions of meals in December as well. Please volunteer and donate this month to help FMSC feed more kids.

FMSC meals shipped in Nov 2014

Here’s a new picture of FMSC meals being cooked in a refugee camp in Uganda:

FMSC meals being cooked in Uganda

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