Monday, June 28, 2010

Feed my starving children

A few weeks ago Little Chick's girl scout troop had a field trip to a local charity called Feed My Starving Children.  It's a great local organization that uses volunteers to bag ready made nutritionally perfect meals for children with severe malnutrition.   

There were four bins of food. 

1. Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.

2. Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.

3. Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian chicken flavoring... to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.

4. Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.

We all split up into certain jobs and worked as a team to package up hundreds of bags of food for kids all over the world.  They have it down to a science and the rhythm of the assembly line was really fun.  Music was playing, the kids were smiling and it was so rewarding. 

It was a really fun activity to do with Little Chick.  She did great at her job and learned that there are children that do without.  We watched a video and even got to sample the food at the end.  It tasted like a Lipton chicken flavored rice package from the store.  Pretty yummy:)

I think what impressed me the most was at the very end after every one had left, the workers went back and laid hands on the boxes and prayed over the shipments of food.  We stuck around and participated in the prayer, and it left me with such a warm fuzzy feeling. 

This wonderful organization is being the hands and feet of Jesus.  They are addressing a need.  It was an honor to be a part of that even for just an hour or two.  If you want more information on Feed My Starving Children go to for more details.

Have a blessed day.

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