Child from Philippines eating a mobile pack mealFeed My Starving Children

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world.

With God’s help, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) will strive to eliminate starvation in children throughout the world by helping to instill compassion in people to hear and respond to the cries of those in need.

This year’s packing goal is higher than last year. If you’re able to give financially to this mission, that would be a great blessing to all who receive these meals. We will be updating this page with information as the dates get closer.
Volunteer registration for the MobilePack on September 27th, 28th and 29th is now open for the PUMC congregation only. Click Here or come to the table in the Narthex today to make sure you get the shift you want.

2019 Mobile Pack Results

I am excited to pass along the news that all of the boxes packed in Parker have shipped from our Eagan, MN facility!  The boxes were sent on 2 shipments to serve those who need them most in 2 different countries; details are below:

396 boxes (85,536 meals) were shipped to Angola, 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.

www.reachnow.net

1,008 boxes (217,728 meals) were shipped to Haiti through our partner, Outreach Aid to the Americas, Inc. ECHO-CUBA. Outreach Aid to the Americas (OAA) exists to equip and strengthen communities through the local church in the Caribbean and central America. Through their trusted local partnerships, OAA runs several programs aiming to improve  the dignity and quality of life for those they serve. OAA distributes FMSC meals to children, elderly and disabled in Cuba, El Salvador, Guatemala and Haiti.

https://www.fmsc.org/the-feed/from-the-field/2018/october/elsalvador-oaa

We cannot thank you enough for taking on the responsibilities of hosting this event in Parker—what an amazing experience for so many folks in your community!  In total, the 1,404 boxes that were packed could provide 303,264 meals—enough to feed 830 kids a meal a day for a year!  You and your team were such a tremendous support throughout the event.

Once again, thank you so much for supporting the FMSC mission, and for being so willing to go above and beyond the meal goal to feed more of His kids!

One Million Meals!

Thank you PUMC for packing your ONE MILLIONTH meal at our October 2019 pack!  The 6th Annual Parker MobilePack was a huge success, thanks to all of you that have donated and volunteered to contribute to the 303,000 meals that were packed. That brings our grand total to 1,190,000 meals since we started partnering with Feed My Starving Children.  We had over 1400 volunteers pass through our church this weekend, and thanks to everyone’s efforts, 831 children could potentially receive a meal a day for a year!


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CROP Hunger Walks help to support the overall ministry of Church World Service, especially grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts around the world.  In addition, each local CROP Hunger Walk can choose to return up to 25 percent of the funds it raises to hunger-fighting programs in its own community.

CROP Hunger Walks help to provide food and water, as well as resources that empower people to meet their own needs.  From seeds and tools, to wells and water systems, to technical training and micro-enterprise loans, the key is people working together to identify their own development priorities, their strengths and their needs – something CWS has learned through some 68 years of working in partnership around the world. For more information, visit www.cropwalk.org.

Global Hope IndiaGod works through Global Hope to promote and nurture deep, lasting and loving relationships with abandoned, orphaned, and at-risk children, and to help the local communities in which these children live to develop sustainable resources for effective, Christian parenting.  God also works through Global Hope to provide cross-cultural and hands-on ministry opportunities for Christian volunteers.

In all things God works for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to his purpose. – Romans 8:28

For more information, visit www.globalhope.org.

heifer-hiHeifer Project International works with communities to end hunger and poverty and care for the Earth. By providing animals, it gives families a hand-up, not just a handout, and empowers them to turn hunger and poverty into hope and prosperity, but our approach is more than that. By bringing communities together and linking them with markets in their area, we help bring sustainable agriculture and commerce to areas with a long history of poverty. PUMC members give gifts of animals and other contributions. For more information, visit www.heifer.org.
Wycliffe-logoWycliffe’s vision is to see the Bible accessible to all people in the language they understand best. Today about 209 million people do not have any Scripture in their language. To make this vision a reality, Wycliffe also focuses on community development, literacy development and church partnerships. PUMC provides financial, prayer, and other support to Kim & Dusty Hill in their work in Entebbe, Uganda. For more information, visit www.wyckliffe.org.

Imagine No Malaria logo imageIn 2007, the World Health Organization estimated there were more than 1,000,000 malaria-related fatalities each year.

By 2012, the number had been reduced to 627,000. While that is still a heart-breaking statistic, a 50% increase in life is worth celebrating! Thanks to the efforts of The UMC and partners, we are on our way to beating malaria for good

What is ICT4D?

ICT4D (Information & Communications Technology for Development) is being used to transform communications across The United Methodist Church, and within communities in the developing world who’ve been most cut off from technological advances. United Methodist Communications provides technology, training and best practices to help your program become successful and sustainable.

Parker UMC participates in One Great Hour of SharingImagine No MalariaThe Fair Trade Coffee Project, other UMCOR, District, and Conference level opportunities for sharing our resources across the globe.

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