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 http://www.fmsc.org/ for more details.





Have a blessed day.

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36 comments:

  1. I LOVE Feed My Starving Children. I can't wait until I can take the girls to it. And I know they do b-day parties too...that is a good idea.

    I have a picture of my house for you.

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  2. What a wonderful way to spend the day...helping provide for others in need:)

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  3. What a great idea, it looks like you guys had a wonderful time serving. Just the way it should be!

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  4. What a great experience for your daughter, and her friends, that is a very neat way to spend the day! hope you had a good weekend!

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  5. What a fantastic experience. I'll definitely check the website out - it would be a terrific service project for my class.

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  6. My daughter did girl scouts and she experienced so many different things and learned what it was to care about people everywhere. What a great way to spend time with your daughter!

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  7. That's awesome.
    Serving hands.....
    Great idea to get them helping out young!

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  8. Such an awesome way to show your kids a way to walk the talk! :)

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  9. Oh, you are a smart mommie indeed! A great thing to do for your children..teaching them about service and to care for others! :D

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  10. I LOVE doing things like this with my children! What an amazing organization!!!!

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  11. Wow! What a beautiful thing! So powerful and inspiring :) Thank you so much for sharing!

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  12. What a wonderful project!!! and a wonderful cause!!
    Happy Monday!
    Blessings!
    Jill

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  13. What a wonderful day Becky ~ love the cause and the pictures. xo

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  14. Love it! Sweet precious God-filled memories to remember a lifetime! Thanks sweet friend!

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  15. Your children are so....impressive! Really! How sweet they are to have such humanitarian (Christian) ways this early in their lives. Reflects well on mom and dad....

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  16. What a wonderful day to spead with your daughter. I've taken my nephew to bag clothes for children with very little and I think it teaches them so much. Great job Mom :)

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  17. that does sound like a great organization and I love that they prayed over the food too.

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  18. Very cool. What a great memory to have with your girl - BTW got my necklace and I love!

    http://herhousehold.blogspot.com/2010/06/something-green-something-blue.html

    Hearts, The Lady of the House

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  19. what a fantastic organization, indeed! they are being Jesus to so many! i'm so glad you and your gal got to take part in this beautiful ministry.

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  20. sounds like a great way to spend some time much better than in front of the TV. Vera vera cool. Uber cool.

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  21. I think its amazing that you are instilling these values in your children. It's such an important lesson and its wonderful you are such a compassionate person. Now there will be two more people to care about others when they get older. I also love your blog, it's adorable. Stop by my blog sometime for a chat!
    God Bless
    Heidi@recklessbliss
    xoxo

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  22. I love it all - all of it, especially the example they gave of laying hands on the boxes and praying! Inspiring!

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  23. I hadn't heard of this organization before, but it sounds wonderful!! What a great cause. I'll have to check out their website.

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  24. What a wonderful experience for these girls... help feed the hungry it's a lesson for everyone. Prayer over the boxs was so touching, love the organization and I hadn't heard of it before. So glas you shared it,
    xo,
    LuLu

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  25. that puts a big smile right on my face...what a wonderful day to do together!

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  26. we worked in student ministry for 10 years before working with college students.

    there is nothing that can transform a youth's heart like serving others who are in great need.

    even if she doesn't fully know how this impacted her life...she will one day.

    good job momma!

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  27. That is fantastic! It sounds like a wonderful organization! Being in Girl Scouts are some of my fondest memories... Hopefully we will have a little girl some day so I can take field trips like that :)

    KareyEllen
    KareyEllenDesigns.blogspot.com

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  28. That is so awesome! My husband and my niece have both done that, but I haven't yet. I need to get there ! I hope you and your girls are enjoying the summer!! I came across a new blog and I'm hooked! Have you read Enjoying the Small Things at www.kellehampton.com? I'm guessing you would love it. She is an amazing writer, photographer, and so inspiring! Tell your Big Chick hi from me!!
    Jen

    www.thethreebahns.blogspot.com

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  29. What a great way to do service to help those in need and to to it with your daughter- such a very sweet memory and great teaching for her.

    Enjoy these lovely days of summer.

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  30. FMSC just came to Charlotte as well and a girlfriend and I volunteered for a shift. Amazing work these people do!

    God bless you!

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  31. What an awesome experience to, like you said, truly be the hands and feet of Jesus. So many people will get to experience God's love because you guys took an hour out of your day to serve.

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  32. Such wonderful activities for the girls to be a part of! I love that they prayed over the boxes.

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  33. Okay...I'm catching up. Did I comment on this one yet? It is just so wonderful! What an amazing opportunity for you and your Little Chick!

    God bless you!

    : )

    Julie M.

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  34. Beautiful act of service for little ones =) left me all warm and fuzzy too! I am going to see if there is one in our area for our little scouts!

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