Holiday Gifts for Business Clients and Employees

Show your clients and employees you mean business this Christmas. Choose a unique, hand-made gift that provides fair wages to hard-working artisans and life-saving meals for starving children around the world.

$50 hand-made chili bowl provides 216 FMSC meals
$80 ornaments provide 365 FMSC meals

“We gave FMSC ornaments and bowls to customers. They appreciated that we are a company that believes in helping children in desperate need and were delighted that this gift contributed to the effort.” -Laurette Rondenet-Smith, CEO of Edlong Dairy Technologies

$25 donation card with ornament provides 114 FMSC meals
$50 coffee gift set provides 216 FMSC meals

Purchase these items in the FMSC MarketPlace online: www.fmscMarketPlace.org

Reuniting a Family

In a tiny Zimbabwe village, Thembani was weak and sick. At 11 years old, his health was struggling due to a poor diet. His mother, Portia, was out of options as a single parent. With no choice but to leave the village in search of work, she left Thembani and his two siblings in the care of their grandmother while she took a job in the city as a housekeeper. She hoped this would help her to provide for her family.

Portia hated being separated from her children, and tried to visit them as often as possible. Every time she saw them, they would tell her how much they missed her and how poor their diet was. This broke her heart. She loved them dearly, yet there was nothing she could do. She didn’t have a place for them to stay and could not afford to provide for her three children.

One day Portia was offered a small job by a member of a local church. She began going to church, heard about FMSC’s partner Children’s Cup, and told them about her situation. The staff at Children’s Cup urged Portia to bring her children to the city. Once they arrived, they began receiving FMSC MannaPack Rice.

Thembani’s health has incredibly improved! He has gained noticeable weight, now attends school and is able to smile again. Portia and her family are together. They are healthy and happy because of the compassion of our partner, Children’s Cup, and the provision of MannaPack Rice, packed by YOUR hands.

Portia, Thembani, Thembelihle and Ncuncu say “THANK YOU” for making such a huge difference in their lives!

Read the story of how FMSC and Children's Cup helped change one family's life

World Food Day 2014

This week, we observe two poverty-fighting days: World Food Day (today) and International Day for the Eradication of Poverty (Oct 17).

Feed My Starving Children celebrated our billionth meal packed by volunteers earlier in October. We are filled with gratitude and amazement by how you fight hunger not just on these two days, but every day.

Until all are fed, we must continue to do this important work. Please join us:

Thank you for all you do to turn hunger into hope!

FMSC meals in Nicaragua

Bigger and Better Aurora, IL Packing Site

Our packing site in Aurora, Ill just got bigger! We knocked down some walls, added a few offices, and most importantly, increased the number of packing stations. With more stations, we can welcome more volunteers and feed more kids.

Pictures of the new Aurora, Illinois FMSC packing site.

Pictures of the new Aurora, Illinois FMSC packing site.

Pictures of the new Aurora, Illinois FMSC packing site.

Pictures of the new Aurora, Illinois FMSC packing site.

Pictures of the new Aurora, Illinois FMSC packing site.

Our Aurora, Ill. site is now open for packing! See our new site and schedule your next packing session at fmsc.org/volunteer.

September Meal Shipping Report

In September, you helped us ship over 16 million FMSC meals. We also announced a major milestone this week: in our history, volunteers have packed 1 billion meals! We are incredibly grateful for your dedication to the mission of FMSC.

Meals shipped by FMSC in September 2014.

In the coming months, FMSC is planning on packing more meals for the hungry. Our partners in Liberia need help with Ebola response, and we also have hundreds of other requests from around the world. Please volunteer and donate to help us continue this important work.

A new picture of FMSC meals arriving in Nicaragua through ORPHANetwork:

FMSC meals in Nicaragua

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