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Eight-year-old Ana Morrison loves volunteering at FMSC. Throughout the last few years she’s helped to pack thousands of meals at the annual Food 4others MobilePack in San Jose, California.
At last year’s meal packing event, she told FMSC staff, “I wish I could do the MobilePack every day. I think this is what heaven is going to be like!”
This year the packing event was scheduled on her birthday, so Ana decided to have her birthday party at the MobilePack and invited all of her friends to pack with her.
She wanted to raise enough money to pay for all of the meals they would pack, too. Ana asked her friends to give to FMSC instead of giving her a birthday present.
With the help of her older sisters, Ana set up a fundraising page and filmed a short video. She then called all of her family and friends to tell them about her desire to feed hungry kids and asked them to support her and FMSC.
Ana’s older sister Lauren also accepted a challenge: If Ana raised $1,500, Lauren would let Ana cut 12 inches of her hair.
Ana ended up raising $1,900! She gleefully enjoyed cutting her sister’s hair and had the time of her life at the 2015 Food 4others MobilePack with all of her friends on her birthday!
There is something so special about kids feeding kids. Ana’s excitement is contagious. On her birthday, she made sure other kids around the world would be able to have more birthdays, too.
Thanks, Ana! You’re an inspiration to all of us!
Each of us can do something. Together, we can end hunger.
Paul didn’t have enough money to pay for school. Instead of giving up, he started a small artisan business. Watch his amazing story to see how Paul now employs ten boys to make Ugandan soccer balls that are sold in the FMSC MarketPlace.
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Feed My Starving Children’s mission extends beyond just sending meals. We partner with great organizations providing hope, opportunities, and life to kids all around the world. The FMSC MarketPlace supports artisans in the communities that receive FMSC meals. When you purchase from the MarketPlace, you’re providing families with dignity and self-reliance.
To purchase a Ugandan Soccer Ball from the FMSC MarketPlace, please visit www.fmscMarketPlace.org.
Moisés was severely malnourished. Too dizzy to attend school, he was forced to repeat first grade.
Moisés lives with his grandmother, Maria Elena. She can’t afford the vitamins and minerals he needs. Their neighborhood in Managua, Nicaragua, is extremely poor and dangerous. Most people work at the local trash dump. It’s a hard, filthy place.
FMSC’s partner Fabretto Children’s Foundation steps in to help. Moisés starts attending their school program, where he eats nutritious MannaPack Rice daily. Maria Elena helps cook the meals so she can be near her grandson.
Still, he struggles. His body isn’t functioning normally. Extremely malnourished kids often lose the desire to eat. At 13 years old, Moisés weighs only 58 pounds. A healthy boy his age should weigh almost double this weight.
Despite this, Moisés is one of Fabretto’s most motivated and cheerful students. He is eager to learn!
His teacher encourages him to eat full portions of MannaPack Rice. Because he eats nourishing food every day, even in small amounts at first, he is able to remain in school. Maria Elena receives FMSC meals to feed Moisés at home. This helps immensely. Consistent nutrition at school and at home gives him new strength.
At 14 years old, Moisés’ eyes now sparkle. He’s still underweight at 66 pounds but he’s improving. Food makes all the difference.
“I am grateful for Fabretto and the donors who have made it possible for us to receive food,” says Maria Elena. “The meals that Moisés receives at the Center help him stay focused in class. He’s very motivated to go to school. He’s happy. That makes me happy, too.”
Moisés now attends secondary education (seventh grade), a huge achievement for a student in his community.
Nutritious FMSC meals motivate children to attend school, enable them to learn and give them a future brimming with Hope. This is why your giving is so important. You hand them their lives back. Thank you.
If you’d like to donate, please visit fmsc.org/donate
“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him…” –Romans 15:13
When I look back on this year, I am amazed at all God has done. By his grace and your faithful support, Feed My Starving Children has reached absolutely remarkable milestones.
Nearly 900,000 volunteers took action at our permanent sites in Minnesota, Illinois and Arizona, in addition to MobilePack events across the country and globe. More than 229 million meals were packed in 2014-2015. You helped fill our expanded Aurora, Ill. site and supported our final drive toward a larger space in Arizona!
You donated more than $50 million in cash and volunteer hours. Your dependable support allowed FMSC to respond quickly and effectively to the Ebola crisis in Liberia and Sierra Leone. We sent an incredible 13 million meals to help in the recovery phase as they work to rebuild their lives and recover from the loss of an entire planting season. And, in October 2014 you enabled us to pack our 1 BILLIONTH MEAL.
You help us make the difference. With the Lord’s grace and wisdom, we will continue to do this work until every child is fed.
Thank you. Your continued support cheers FMSC on–thank you from the bottom of our hearts.