Feed My Starving Children
Agency Description: Christian non-profit Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has tackled world hunger since 1987 by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to 70 countries. These meals are specifically designed to reverse and prevent malnutrition and are used in schools, orphanages, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. In 2015, FMSC welcomed over 1 million volunteers to pack more than 270 million meals through its permanent sites and nationwide MobilePack program. The Minnesota-based charity spends over 90% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry and has earned the highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for 11 consecutive years. Visit fmsc.org for more information. We have 3 locations: Eagan, Chanhassen, and Coon Rapids.
Position Description: During your packing session you will be participating in an assembly line process. With the help of volunteers, dry ingredients are poured into bags, the bags are weighed and sealed, then boxed and put onto pallets. If we have volunteers that are unable to stand for long periods of time, they are welcome to sit at tables and label bags. Your packing session includes a brief orientation and video followed by packing instructions. Your packing shift will conclude with a short closing. During that time you will learn how many meals you and your fellow volunteers have packed.
How to Apply: Go to the Feed My Starving Children website (fmsc.org/volunteer) to sign-up for volunteer shifts; no additional application or orientation is needed.
Important note about tracking hours: Because of their large volume of volunteers, Feed My Starving Children cannot provide confirmation via email of the hours you serve. When you volunteer there you must request a sheet of paper documenting your service; Sign-off should happen each time you volunteer. THIS PIECE OF PAPER IS THE ONLY RECORD OF THE HOURS YOU SERVE THERE SO KEEP THIS PAPER. To report your hours bring this sheet of paper into the Center for Experiential Education in C1066.