Over 5,000 volunteers came together and packed enough food to feed 3,646 kids for an entire year!
2,520 boxes (544,320 meals) have shipped to Jamaica through FMSC partner Food for the Poor.
Food for the Poor links the church of the First World with the church of the Third World in a manner that helps both the materially poor and the poor in spirit. FFTP has distributed FMSC meals through its extensive network of partner organizations in the Caribbean, Central America and South America.
1,260 boxes (272,160 meals) have shipped to Nicaragua through FMSC partner Cross Catholic Outreach.
Cross Catholic Outreach is a relief and development ministry that provides food, shelter, medical care, water, education, self-help programs, care for orphans, and emergency relief to the poorest of the poor in Dioceses around the world in the name of Christ. Cross Catholic Outreach is a Catholic ministry that collaborates with aid partners who employ a community-oriented aid strategy and who strive to increase the self-sufficiency of the poor. For larger, more advanced partners, Cross Catholic Outreach provides not only financial and material resources, but also handles the vital functions of monitoring, reporting and financial accountability. They, in turn, offer that all-important grassroots connection to the community – absolutely vital to the provision of humanitarian aid. For smaller scale or less advanced partners such as needy, church-based ministries, Cross Catholic Outreach provides support through their existing programs. In this way, we can supply meaningful help where it is needed most, as they have the necessary community outreach to serve the poor.
1,116 boxes (241,056 meals) have shipped to Haiti through FMSC partner Love A Child.
Love A Child is a non-profit Christian humanitarian organization, serving the needs of children in Haiti through schools, feeding programs, an orphanage and medical outreach. LAC distributes FMSC meals to its schools, remote communities and more than 60 missionary organizations in-country.
In less than 36 hours - here is what you accomplished: Over 5,000 volunteers packed 6,162 boxes of Manna Pack meals! That's a total of 1,330,992 meals - providing a nutritious meal to 3,646 kids for an entire year!
Feed The Need! partnered with 2 local food depositories: Loaves & Fishes in Naperville, and Northern Illinois Food Bank (NIFB) in Geneva, which serves 13 counties in northern Illinois.
The food donations made and the time our volunteers invested in packing serve both starving children and our local communities!
Here, near and far - working together to "turn hunger into hope", Feed the Need! has made a BIG difference!