Daily from 11/07/2019 to 11/09/2019
2,000,000 and 5,479
What do these two numbers have in common?
Every year since 2009 Love of Christ has hosted at least one “Feed My Starving Children” Mobilepack event where our own Center of Compassion is transformed into a meal packing facility for three days. Nearly 1.9 million meals have been packed with your hands and paid for (at $.22 per meal) with your generous donations.
Mark your calendars. This November 7-9, we will once again be firing up the oldies music and packing at least another 150,000 meals with your help at LOC’s 11th Mobilepack event. At this event, you will exceed 2,000,000 meals packed by our members and surrounding community at Love of Christ.
Yes, that’s where the 2 million figure above comes from!
To host such an event costs about $35,000.00 which LOC has historically raised, many years with the generosity of a single major donor. If this event is to be sustained over the years ahead, others in this community will need to share in supporting the cost, which has to be over and above regular support of the ongoing ministry of LoC. The average person packs about $50 worth of meals in a 2 hour packing session and is encouraged to use this figure as a guide for donating to the event. Currently the LoC Board has restricted funds of $20,000 dedicated to this event. If you are interested and able to cover the cost of the food you may pack, or want to make a special donation, just indicate that on your giving envelopes or check memo or contact Dick Beckman.
As has been posted in recent LOC articles, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit dedicated to providing nutritious meals to children worldwide. FMSC meals are hand-packed by volunteers and sent to an incredible network of partner organizations who distribute them to those in need. Nearly 1.2 million volunteers packed more than 333 million FMSC meals in 2017. More than 90 percent of total donations go directly to feed kids and FMSC has earned the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator for 13 consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org for more information.
The 5,479 figure?
That’s the number of starving children that can receive a meal for an entire year with the 2,000,000 meals your hands have packed. Well done, good and faithful servants.
“…I tell you the truth, that whatever you did for one of the
least of these brothers of mine, you did for me.”