You did it! 3,308 kids fed for a year!
The meeting will be at Our Saviour's Lutheran Church (815 S. Washington St, Naperville, IL 60540) on Tuesday, September 25th. We'll plan to begin promptly at 7pm, and look forward to hearing/sharing strategies to make 1.2 Million meals a reality! All partners and contributors are invited!
In less than 36 hours - here is what you accomplished: Over 5,000 volunteers packed 5,590 boxes of Manna Pack meals! That's a total of 1,207,440 meals - providing a nutritious meal to 3,308 kids for an entire year!
2,520 boxes (544,320 meals) have shipped to Guatemala through our partner Believe Guatemala.
Believe Guatemala reaches children and adults in need who live in poverty-stricken areas, creating leaders and providing opportunities to break and cycle of material and spiritual poverty. Believe Guatemala distributes FMSC meals to families that work in the Guatemala City dump. You can learn more about Believe Guatemala via their website: https://www.believeguatemala.org/
540 boxes (116,640 meals) shipped to Haiti through 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-county. You can learn more about Love A Child by visiting their website athttps://loveachild.com/.
9 boxes (1,944 meals) have shipped to the Dominican Republic through our partner Cross International
Cross International is a Christian ministry that serves the poorest of the poor internationally by channeling aid through existing churches or church-based ministries, cost-effectively helping the poor while advancing the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Cross International has distributed FMSC meals in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America and South America. You can learn more about Cross International on their website: http://www.crossinternational.org/
1,260 boxes (272,160 meals) have shipped to South Sudan through our partner Matter
Matter is a faith-inspired non-profit dedicated to changing the world through resourcefulness by repurposing valuable goods and distributing material resources to organizations serving those living in scarcity. Matter has distributed FMSC meals in Africa, Central America and the Middle East and works primarily in hospitals, schools, orphanages, communities and nursing homes. You can learn more about Matter by visiting their website: https://www.matter.ngo/
1,260 boxes (272,160 meals) have shipped to Malawi through our partner Reach Now International
Reach Now International reaches orphans, refugees, internally displaced people, those affected by war, governmental situations, poverty, persecution and other natural conditions and calamities with the gospel and practical help. RNI has distributed FMSC meals in Africa, Asia, the Caribbean, Central America, Eastern Europe and the Middle East to serve these populations. You can learn more about Reach Now International by visiting their website: http://reachnow.net/
Kevin's raffle ticket was selected at the end of the MobilePack, and he won a brand-new, 2018 Kia Niro LX! Thank you to all who participated in the raffle! All of the funds go directly towards the 1.2 Million meals we packed! Anthony Triner, GM of Gerald Kia of Naperville presents the keys to Feed the Need raffle winners Kevin and Natalie!
Feed The Need 2018 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!