Feed My Starving Children
Loose Offertory for October:
Feed My Starving Children
Thanks to the generosity of many the Feed My Starving Children Green Bay MobilePack 2020 has raised enough funds for 500,000 meals! Way to go! This is the last weekend the loose offering will go to the Green Bay MobilePack. Donations are accepted year-round. Send a check or other donation to the St. Matthew Parish office or donate online at https://fmsc.org/greenbay.
Message on the Green Bay MobilePack 2020 #2010-079SC
I know it has been a while since you have heard from us. Please know that your partner board representatives have continued to gather on a regular basis to determine the best way to continue to support FMSC and their mission during this difficult time.
Due to COVID-19 FMSC has made the hard decision to suspend all MobilePack operations through February 2021. Although the FMSC Green Bay MobilePack will not take place this fall due to the coronavirus, there is still an urgent need to raise money to feed people around the world.
The World Food Programme estimates that 265 million people could be on the brink of starvation because of the effects of COVID-19.
Meals will continue to be packed by machine or by FMSC staff and volunteers at one of the stand-alone packing sites.
In the Green Bay area we will attempt to raise $125,000 to provide 500,000 meals for people who desperately need food in the face of multiple worldwide famines.
What can you do:
- Pray for the mission
- Consider making an online contribution to this worthy cause: fmsc.org/greenbay
- Spread the word to friends and family.
- We will be using social media over the next months to get the word out and we ask you to share the stories / videos
The FMSC Green Bay Mobile Pack will return in 2021 for a variety of reasons, including the fact that a machine-packed meal costs 5 cents more than one produced by a volunteer which is over a 20%increase in cost of meals.
In addition, it’s good for our greater Green Bay community to come together to serve a greater purpose, instill the value of volunteering in the community, and the best marketing tool is with volunteers who raise awareness by sharing their packing experiences.
Thank you for your past volunteer service and donations. We hope you will continue to support FMSC’s worthy cause this year and we can’t wait to come back together in-person in 2021 when we seek to pack 1 million meals for the first time.
Green Bay MobilePack Coordinators and St. Matthew Parish Staff (Fr. Bob, Deacon Bob, Ann, Mike, Anissa, Penny & Margaret)
“The generous will themselves be blessed, for they share their food with the poor.” – Proverbs 22:9
About Feed My Starving Children
By volunteering, donating, or fundraising, your generosity makes a huge difference in the lives of thousands of children in need around the world. At least 6,200 children die each day from hunger-related causes (UNICEF). Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.
The process is simple:
- People just like you donate funds for the meal ingredients.
- Volunteers hand-pack the meals.
- Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world.
- Kids are fed and lives are saved!
For I was hungry and you gave me food. Matthew 25:35
The following churches are involved with FMSC Green Bay MobilePack: Bethel Lutheran, Celebration Church, First Presbyterian, Green Bay Community, Good Shepherd Lutheran, Journey Community, Nativity of Our Lord, Pilgrim Congregational, St. Anne's Episcopal, St. John the Baptist Catholic, St. John Lutheran Ashwaubenon, St. Matthew Catholic.