Turn Hunger into Hope with Your Own Two Hands

Turn Hunger into Hope
with Your Own Two Hands
Overview & Annual Report | 2011–2012
Contents
Greeting .......................................................................................1
2011–2012 by the Numbers...........................................1
Overview ............................................................................ 2–7
Who is Feed My Starving Children?...........................2
Our Mission and Vision.....................................................3
Partners and Nations Served .................................. 4–5
Our Formulas ..........................................................................6
Return on Investment........................................................7
2011–2012 Report ......................................................... 8–13
The Second-Mile Journey: 2011–2012 in Review.... 8–9
Financial Statement ........................................................ 10
Efficiency, Meal Use, and Growth ........................... 11
FMSC Leadership ...................................................... 12–13
Impact ............................................................................. 14–21
Our Role in Sustainable Development ........ 14–15
Food at Work: Impact Reports ........................... 16–19
Impact Here at Home .............................................20–21
Get Involved ....................................................... Back Cover
Seven Years Of Four Stars
“
Only 2% of charities we rate have
received at least seven consecutive
4-star evaluations, indicating that Feed
My Starving Children outperforms
most other charities in America. This
“exceptional” designation from Charity
Navigator differentiates Feed My
Starving Children from its peers and
demonstrates to the public it is worthy
of their trust.”
Ken Berger
President and Chief Executive Officer
Charity Navigator
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“If we give God what
we have, He will give
us everything we need
to accomplish all He
has called us to do.”
by Mike Haman
from The Second Mile
Reflecting
on a Second-Mile Year
“Whoever shall force you to go one mile, go with him two. Give to him who asks of you and do
not turn away from him...” ­­­­—Matthew 5:41
The year 2011–2012 was a “second-mile” year for Feed My
Starving Children.
In 2010, we had stretched to serve the massive needs of Haiti
following its earthquake. Now we planned a season of recovery
—a one-mile year.
2011–2012
By the Numbers
133,200,000
But God must know we’re at our best in the second mile. Barely
into the year, we faced the largest famine in 60 years in East Africa.
Our faith and mission were tested. But the challenges became
opportunities to innovate; and we received greater public support
than ever before.
Meals produced, a record—and
7% over the previous year
By pulling together and expanding our reach, we were able to
respond to unprecedented needs while still restoring operating
reserves to a responsible level. Plus, we improved our processes and
achieved new levels of efficiency! FMSC is positioned better than at
any time in our 25-year history to help meet growing food needs
around the world.
565,000
As pastor and author Mike Haman says in The Second Mile—a book
we gave to everyone attending our Partner Conference—“If we
give God what we have, He will give us everything we need to
accomplish all He has called us to do.”
This is clearly God’s organization. Looking back each year, we’ve
been humbled to count the miracles He’s performed for children
around the world, hungry in body and spirit. Miracles He’s
performed through you—our committed staff, leaders, and donors.
We’ve learned that our part is simple: Just be willing to run that
second mile.
Mark Crea,Tad Weiss
CEO/Executive Director
Board Chair
365,000
Children fed daily (presuming one
meal per child each day*)
Volunteers at 6 sites and 172
MobilePack events in 34 states
$30,000,000
Revenue raised, a 23% increase
from FY 2010–2011
92%
Total donations spent on feeding
programs (75% is considered
“most efficient”**)
99.97% Ratio of meals safely reaching
intended locations
4 stars
7th consecutive top rating from
Charity Navigator
66%
Year-over-year growth since 2003
(rededication to Christ)
* Our distribution partners determine their own
feeding schedules and servings.
* “The most efficient charities spend 75% or
more of their budget on their programs and
services and less than 25% on fundraising and
administrative fees.”
C
harity Navigator, Top 10 Best Practices for Donors
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OVERVIEW
Who is
Feed My Starving Children?
A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children
equips people to turn hunger into hope with their own two hands.
We invite volunteers to pack MannaPackTM meals, scientifically
developed to reverse and prevent malnutrition. Then we donate the
food to selected missions and humanitarian agencies worldwide,
who use it to operate orphanages, schools, health care facilities,
community feeding programs, and other interventions in poverty.
Rescued from hunger and its risks—including stunted development,
ill health, slavery, and even an early death—children can develop
healthy bodies. They can go to school, earn a living, and bring
prosperity to their families, communities, and nations.
Hunger becomes hope. And it starts with food.
Among hunger charities,
FMSC is unique in four ways:
1. Christian Mission
2. Scientific Meal Formulas
3. Production by Volunteers
4. N
etwork of Embedded
Distribution Partners
We are a faith-based charity, working in Jesus’ name. But we welcome all people
to pack and receive our food without regard to faith. We partner regularly with
churches as well as civic groups, businesses, and public schools.
How We Work
Donor-volunteers hand-pack three
nutritious formulas.
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We pray over all pallets before
they leave our warehouses.
Our
Mission and Vision
Since our founding by a Christian businessman in
1987, FMSC has produced 600 million meals and
shipped them to 70 countries around the world. Last
year alone, we donated 133.2 million meals—enough
to feed 365,000 children every day for a year across the
nations listed on page 5.
The other half of our mission is to call out compassion
in our own culture. Through six meal-packing sites
(soon seven) in Illinois, Minnesota, and Arizona, as well
as a nationwide MobilePack program, FMSC impacted
the lives and values of 565,000 volunteers last year—
more than 40% of them youth under age 18.
Using volunteer labor also gives us extraordinary
efficiency. Last year we devoted 92% of total donations
to feeding programs, a factor in maintaining the
highest 4-star rating from Charity Navigator for seven
years straight.
Feed My Starving Children has grown an average
of 66% year-over-year since 2003, when our board
rededicated this ministry to Christ. By God’s grace,
though, we’ve only begun. Our goal is to double
production to 235 million meals by 2014–2015, and
involve more than a million volunteers a year.
Working together, we really can turn hunger into hope
with our own two hands.
Our mission } Feeding God’s starving children, hungry in body and spirit.
Schools
Orphanages
Feeding Centers in
Churches & Communities
Health Clinics
We give the meals to selected missions and non-governmental organizations,
who pay for shipping. They distribute the food to smaller, in-country partners
working in their own cultures to help children and develop communities.
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OVERVIEW
Partners and Nations Served
In 2011–2012, Feed My Starving Children sent meals to mission and humanitarian partners working in nearly
50 countries around the world. These organizations, in turn, distributed the food to even smaller ministries.
(Some are not listed at their request due to security concerns.)
Action International
ACTS Ministry
Africa Uplifted
Airline Ambassadors International
Allowing Christ To Shine
Arkansas Rice Depot
Bright Hope International
Casa Del Rey
Child Initiative International
Children's Cup
Children's Hunger Fund
Church of Bible Understanding
Convoy of Hope
Coprodeli USA
Cornerstone Christian Academy
Counterpart International
Cross International
Fabretto Children's Foundation
Family Outreach Ministries
International
Fire Peru
Food for the Poor
For Haiti With Love
Free the Kids
Friends of Haiti Organization
Global Aid Network
Global Nutrition Alliance
Global Orphan Outreach
Haiti Child Sponsorship
Haitian Orthodox Mission
Haiti's Children
Health & Humanitarian Aid Foundation
Heart for Africa
Heart of the Bride
Help for Haiti
Helping Honduras Kids
Hope 4 Kids International
Hope for the City
International Care Ministries
International Children's Fund
International Missions Outreach
Joy Christian Fellowship
Joyce Meyer Ministries
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Korean Care Friendship Network
Living Hope Haiti Christian Mission
Living Water Ministries
Lord of Life Lutheran
Love A Child
Mayan Families
Medical Missionaries
Misc Giveaway
Mission Haiti
Mission of Hope
Missionary Flights International
Missions Made Possible
New Directions International
New Vision Community Church
Northeast Asia Foundation for
Education & Culture
Northwest Haiti Christian Mission
O'Brien School for the Maasai
OC Ministries
Operation Blessing
Outreach Asia
Palawan Orphanage Project
Philos Health
Pilgrim Africa
Qoryoley Development Community
Reach Now International
Risen Savior Missions
Salesian Missions
Salvadoran American Humanitarian
Foundation
Samaritans International of Waxhaw
Seedline International
St. Matthew's Lutheran Church
St. Stephen's Charitable Fund
Starfish Ministries
The Least of These Ministries
TOP Ministry
Venture Expeditions
World Harvest Christian Ministries Inc
World In Need
World Missions Outreach
Youth With A Vision
Shipping Year:
March 1, 2011 – Feb 29, 2012
This dot size =
1,000,000 Meals
(by diameter)
S. + C. America
N. America
Europe
Asia
Africa
Top 10 Countries: 100,427,352 Meals*
Haiti
45,523,296 Meals
Nicaragua
15,250,416 Meals
Philippines
10,632,312 Meals
Kenya
6,800,544 Meals
El Salvador
5,259,168 Meals
Honduras
4,559,544 Meals
Somalia
3,530,736 Meals
Liberia
2,988,576 Meals
Guatemala
2,944,080 Meals
North Korea
2,935,440 Meals
Other Countries Combined: 26,224,944 Meals*
3,346,488 Meals
406,296 Meals
4,589,136 Meals
2,744,712 Meals
15,138,312 Meals
Afghanistan
Japan
Tajikistan
Cambodia
Sri Lanka
Thailand
Armenia
Georgia
Dominican Republic
Jamaica
Mexico
Colombia
Peru
Venezuela
Dominica
Burkina Faso
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guyana
Malawi
Rwanda
South Africa
Tanzania
Togo
Zambia
Djibouti
Gambia
Grenada
Madagascar
Niger
Sierra Leone
Swaziland
The Gambia
Uganda
Zimbabwe
* Total meal production for 2011-2012 was 133,270,920 meals. Approximately 6.5 million meals not reflected in these graphs were consigned to U.S.
destinations as a first stop to various international communities, at the discretion of our partners. FMSC did not track these 6.5 million to an ultimate destination.
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OVERVIEW
Our
Formulas
MannaPackTM Rice
A fortified formula with the
protein and micronutrients a
child needs to thrive, even in
food-insecure communities.
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Complementing oral
rehydration therapy with
Potato-D, a treatment center
in LaSource, Haiti, has
achieved a 99.6% survival
rate. If left untreated, as much
as 50% of cholera cases can
be fatal.*
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Children in the developing
world can deteriorate quickly
when taken off breast milk.
Alert malnutrition clinics use
Potato-W to intervene and
achieve rapid weight gain.
MannaPackTM Potato-D
The relief world’s only food to
stabilize diarrhea, a leading
killer of children with HIV and
cholera.
MannaPackTM Potato-W
One of few weaning formulas
to meet World Health
Organization guidelines for
babies at the high-risk age of
7-12 months.
An ideal maintenance food
for resource-poor schools
and orphanages around the
world, allowing the healthy
development and education
of thousands of children.
“These formulas are targeted, which makes them very valuable.
FMSC is way ahead of the wave in determining need and
developing products for specific populations—all with the intent
of achieving very specific nutritional and health results.”
Cade Fields-Gardner, MS, RD, LDN, CD
Registered dietician and developer of MannaPack Potato-D and MannaPack Potato-W
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*International Medical Corps
Return On Investment
1
$
invested in
micronutrients
for children in the
developing world
= 30
$
in benefits
over a
child's lifetime
Out of 40 investment proposals for fixing the world’s toughest problems, global economists rank nutrition No. 1
because it is vital to the healthy development and education of children. Every $1 invested in micronutrients for
children in the developing world returns $30 in economic pay-off.
2012 Copenhagen Consensus
Nations Reach Their Potential One Child At A Time
Omar of El Salvador­
Partner: FUSAL
At the age of 8, Omar weighed as much as the average 10-month American child. He was on the brink of death.
FMSC meals worth just $14—just one M&M tube full of quarters—were enough to save his life. Omar’s father,
a farmer, earns just $150 a month for his family of 12. Through our partner, FUSAL, the family is on a monthly
feeding program and Omar is doing well.
Omar – 12 years old
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The Second-Mile Journey:
2011–2012 in Review
Plans were in place: 2011–2012 would be a year of
strengthening the foundations at Feed My Starving
Children.
After doubling our 2010 production to serve Haiti
(we’ve sent 130 million meals to Haiti since the 2010
earthquake!), FMSC was looking forward to a year of
catching our breath, shoring up a responsible level of
reserves, integrating new employees, and improving
internal processes.
2011–2012 REPORT
That was the plan. But the world doesn’t obey
our plans.
Two of this century’s worst
natural disasters struck. In
March of 2011 we were
asked for two shipments
for victims of the Japanese
tsunami. And in July, the
worst famine in 60 years
was declared in East Africa,
threatening 12 million lives.
Suddenly our partners
needed more MannaPackTM
meals than we’d committed
for the year. Far more.
"For we live by faith, not by sight."­
—11 Corinthians 5:7
tribes of a Somali sultan, Muslim immigrants to
Minnesota filled our sites, joyfully packing meals
alongside new Christian friends. Wells Fargo brought
1,100 employee volunteers and $22,000—an effort
initiated by one of their Somali-American employees.
Special packing sessions were opened three Sundays,
with a suggested donation of $20 per person. The
sessions taught us how willing volunteers are, when
clearly invited, to help finance the meals they pack.
The resulting publicity included stories on CNN and
in Christianity Today,
enabling FMSC to reach a
national audience for our
work in general. Generous
donations covered all the
extra-meal costs.
All the while, FMSC kept
production at record levels
for Haiti and nearly 50
other countries; grew the
MobilePack program to
a record 172 events in 35
states; made our Tempe,
Ariz. site permanent;
FMSC airlifted a pallet of MannaPack Potato-W to help the
smallest drought victims survive in the Turkana region of
launched
a campaign to
Once again, we were
northern Kenya.
open
a
seventh
site (in
wrestling with the tough
Chicagoland);
added
45
new
staff
to
support
growth;
questions: Do we position ourselves for the long-term?
and improved key technology and processes.
Or risk, and trust God with the future? As the board
deliberated in early August of 2011, one moment
crystallized the answer.
“If this isn’t exactly the kind of need Feed My Starving
Children responds to," said one bold leader, “I don’t
know why I’m on this board.”
That evening 5 million meals were approved for
East Africa beyond budget. By year’s end, the extra
allocation had stretched to 13 million. And in the
months between, history was made not only at Feed
My Starving Children, but in the typical religious divide.
Spurred by our donation of food to the homeland
Throughout the year, staff worked hard to achieve
efficiencies, including more-favorable commodity
contracts. Coming in $830,000 under budget, we
restored our conservative operating reserves by the
end of the year and reduced our meal costs from 24
to 22 cents.
The needs of the world had upended our plans. And
yet, as FMSC stepped out in obedience to run a second
mile, God quietly fulfilled the year’s most important
strategic goals. Living by faith, FMSC is positioned as
never before to serve the world’s growing needs for
nutritious food.
13 Million+ Meals To The Horn Africa Since Aug. 2011
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2,446,848 meals
Ethiopia, Djibouti & South Sudan
4,062,960 meals
Somalia
6,619,104 meals
Kenya
+ Planned for 2012 :
4.5 Million Meals
East African immigrants
filled our Minnesota
sites, packing meals for
their homelands. Wells
Fargo brought 1,100
employee volunteers and
$22,000 in support—an
effort launched by one
of the company’s Somali
employees.
Meals for East Africa reached
refugee camps at Dadaab
and Garissa in Kenya and
Hargeisa in northern
Somalia. FMSC staff visited
the region in October to
witness the food’s impact.
“Once again I saw,” said CEO
Mark Crea of distribution in
high-risk regions, “that our
partners have the head of a
CEO, the heart of a pastor,
and the guts of a Marine.”
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Financial
Operations Report
For the Year Ending February 29, 2012
(The following numbers are expressed in thousands.)
Consolidated Statement of Financial Position
Assets
Liabilities
Cash
$3,593
Receivables
692
Inventory
2011–2012 REPORT
$ 1,862
1,463
Net Assets
Unrestricted
4,372
Property, Plant & Equipment
689
Temporarily Restricted
Other Assets
189
Total Net Assets
Total Assets
$6,626
393
4,765
Total Liabilities & Net Assets
$ 6,626
Consolidated Statement of Activities and Changes in Net Assets
Revenues, gains and other support:
Contributions
In-kind contributions
MarketPlace sales
TM
Interest Income
Special events, net of direct expenses of $183,790
Net assets released from restrictions
Total revenues, gains and other support
Unrestricted
Temporarily
Restricted
Total
$ 16,047
$ 2,002
$ 18,049
11,219
11,219
1,128
1,128
3
3
506
506
1,714
(1,714)
$30,617
$ 288
$30,905
Functional expenses:
Program services
$27,231
$27,231
1,315
1,315
999
999
Total Expenses
$29,545
$29,545
Increase (decrease) in net assets
$ 1,072
$ 288
$ 1,360
Net assets, beginning
$ 3,300
$ 105
$ 3,405
Net assets, ending
$ 4,372
$ 393
$ 4,765
Management and general
Fundraising
A full, audited financial report is available on our website at fmsc.org/financialreports.
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Where The Food Goes
How Donations Are Used
In a survey, partners representing one-third of FMSC’s meal
consumption say they use the food primarily in these settings:
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Schools
8
Church/Place of Worship
8
Feeding Center
7
Orphanages
3
Homes
2
Health Clinic
2
Community Center
92% Feeding Program
8% Admin / Fundraising
Meals Produced Annually, 1994–2012
160,000,000
140,000,000
120,000,000
100,000,000
80,000,000
60,000,000
40,000,000
20,000,000
0
*Rededication to Christ
** Budget/Plan
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FMSC
Leadership
BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Judy Alcott
Program Manager
Center for Grief, Loss, and Transition, St. Paul
Center for Grief, Loss, and
Transition
Judy Alcott
Loren Van Patten
Earl K. Beitzel
Jodi Boldenow
Cathy Schmidt
Tom Brady, Board Treasurer
Tammi Colianni
Leif Syverson
Vice President – Finance and Business Development
Mercy Hospital
CFO
Digineer, Inc.
Steve Carter
Director – Transportation Planning and Strategy
Target Corporation
2011–2012 REPORT
Dawn Eber
Managing Director – Risk Assurance
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
Phil Hanson, Board Secretary
Human Resources Executive (Retired)
Presbyterian Homes and Services
Dr. Will Healy
Senior Pastor
Emmaus Church of Northfield
Julie A. Kimble
Vice President/General Manager
Johnson Controls, Inc.
Lisa A. Moe, Board Vice Chair
President & Chief Executive Officer
StuartCo
Kathryn Nash
Principal
Gray Plant Mooty
Leif Syverson
Executive Vice President/Founder
Signature Bank
Todd Stohlmeyer
President
Industrial Door Company, Inc.
Don Craighead
CEO
DHC Enterprises, Inc.
Bill Emison
Petroleum Consultant
Tamara Gambino
Senior Manager
OptumRx
Jim Haglund
President
Central Container Corporation
Dr. Will Healy
Senior Pastor
Emmaus Church of Northfield
Tom Konz
Principal
James Capital, LLC
Bob Lockwood
Retired
Cardinal Industries, Inc.
Tim Lynch
Process Improvement Manager
Cargill
Don Martin
President
Lion Precision
Vice President – Commodity Sourcing and
Grain Operations
General Mills, Inc.
Scott Nicholson
Tad M. Weiss, Board Chair
Thomas O'Neill
President
Modus Advisors, LLC
Community Engagement Leader
Thrivent Financial
Daniel Young
Gary Orris
Attorney
Lommen, Abdo, Cole, King & Stageberg, P.A.
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FMSC Advisory Board
Senior Partner, Hyland Group
Thrivent Financial
Owner
Tax Planning Professionals
Financial Associate
Thrivent Financial
President, CEO Roundtable
Co-Founder, There She Goes
Executive Vice President/Founder
Signature Bank
Ronald W. Zamber M.D.
Founder/Chairman
Visionary Equity Group
Mark Crea
CEO/Executive Director
Feed My Starving Children
Chris Thompson
National Development Director
Feed My Starving Children
Barb Shimshock
Development Advisor/Monthly
Giving Specialist
Feed My Starving Children
Chicago Area Advisory Council
FMSC Senior Management
Carole Cheney
Attorney
Kirkland & Ellis LLP
Dawn Eber
Managing Director – Risk Assurance
Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP
James R. Effner, Jr.
Managing Partner
Northwestern Mutual: The Effner Financial Group
Kieren Kelliher
Senior Manager – Audit & Enterprise Risk Services
Deloitte & Touche LLP
Mark Crea
CEO/Executive
Director
Holly Donato
National Marketing
Director
Joe Mangi
Pilot
Priester Aviation
Samuel J. Moser
Managing Member
Riva Ridge Properties LLC
Armando Olivares
Mobility Sales
Cisco Systems
Amalesh Sanku
Barb Monson
Director, Finance and
Accounting
Matt Muraski
Director of
International Programs
President
Sagertech Communications
Jeanie Picardi
Patricia Swanke
Director, Administration
and Human Resources
Director of Operations
Chris Thompson
Sandy Nyberg
National Development
Director
Executive Assistant
to the CEO
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Our Role in
Sustainable Development
The world has a spectrum of food needs. FMSC strives to serve each community according to its needs and
resources, with the goal of helping people to thrive on their own. Unlike crisis-driven relief agencies, FMSC stays
with communities for the long haul, helping them move from relief to rehabilitation to development.
Community Food Need
Disasters
Limited
Resources
Progressing
Agriculture &
Micro-Business
IMPACT
FMSC Response
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Relief
Rehabilitation
Development
Emergency Food Shipments
Stable Meal Supply
Supplemental Supplies
In times of natural disasters or
extreme poverty—where
families earn less than $1.25
per day—food aid is necessary
for survival. Crops are often
wiped out and people can’t
think past the day or week.
People may have some means
to provide for themselves, but
are not able to maintain good
health, obtain an education, or
break the cycle of poverty.
Stabilized with a predictable
supply of food, people can
plan a livelihood and future.
Many communities have moved
past basic needs to focus on
agriculture, education, and
micro-business. However, local
food is not always available to
everyone at a reasonable cost.
In such cases, supplemental
food is still valid.
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MarketPlace Creates Livelihoods
Feed My Starving Children established the FMSC
MarketPlace to support self-sufficiency. For a fair
wage, we buy hand-made goods from local artisans
in communities we feed, and sell them in our
MarketPlace at packing sites, MobilePack events,
and online. Purchases build communities and profits
go back into our food program.
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Tackling Hunger at its Roots
Feed My Starving Children is going deeper with our
distribution partners, helping them pursue longer-term
solutions to hunger. “All the pieces to end world hunger are
there,” says International Programs Director Matt Muraski.
“They just need to be connected.” To that end, FMSC has
embarked on two new initiatives:
Coalition of Relief Organizations Promoting Practical
Solutions (C.R.O.P.P.S.) Launched in Nicaragua in 2011,
independent FMSC partners working in the same nation
collaborate on best practices in food aid, agricultural
development, governance, enterprise, and ministry. In its
first year, Nicaraguan C.R.O.P.P.S. members saved more than
$37,000 in shipping costs.
Project Based Food Assistance (P.B.F.A.) In these shortterm, highly targeted projects (1–3 years), FMSC brings
church, government, and community leaders together in a
comprehensive campaign to eliminate hunger at its roots.
A project underway on the island of Marinduque in the
Philippines is the first P.B.F.A. program.
The Foundation For All Other Progress
The Foundation For All Other Progress
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Healthcare
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Food and Water
A nutritious food supply allows our partners to
communities and devote resources to
Astabilize
nutritious
food supply allows our partners to
schools, healthcare, ministry, and micro-business.
stabilize communities and devote resources to
schools, healthcare, ministry, and micro-business.
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FMSC Food at Work
Miracle Village in Haiti
When a disaster happens, Feed My Starving Children
increases supplies to partners already in place. In
this way, meals are on the ground immediately and
quickly become part of long-term recovery projects.
IMPACT
Love a Child (LAC), 30 miles inland from Port au
Prince, is our largest food recipient in Haiti, operating
14 schools, an orphanage, clinics, and numerous
village feeding programs. Following the January
2010 earthquake, LAC became a field hospital for
thousands of people with permanent injuries. With
few job prospects, most stayed on in a meager tent
city, each family sustained with MannaPackTM meals
while LAC built a permanent community nearby.
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Miracle Village is now finished, with 500 new homes
for 4,000 people. Its sanitation, clean water, schools,
church and 24-hour clinic make it the greatest
recovery project in Haiti. Residents are becoming
self-sufficient by growing produce and making items
to sell in a new market going up nearby.
“The people of Haiti want to be self-reliant,” says Love
a Child founder and director Bobby Burnette. “Feed
My Starving Children food has been a bridge helping
them get there.”
FMSC Food at Work
Health for Armenia
The small country of Armenia has struggled since the
break-up of the Soviet Union in 1990, with 25 percent of
its 3 million people living below the poverty line.
The Minassyans are one such family. Their five-year-old
boy Levon suffers from a blood disorder that leaves
him unable to walk. Key to his health is a well-balanced
diet—something his mother Narine can’t consistently
provide.
Through FMSC’s partner, Children's Hunger Fund, she
receives regular MannaPackTM meals for Levon and writes:
“The gift of rice meals means more to us than you can
ever imagine. My son feels healthier and is more active.
We are all so thankful for this gift. To see our son have the
strength to move around puts a big smile on our faces.”
Children's Hunger Fund helps sustain 4,000 adults and children in Armenia by using MannaPack meals in three
kindergarten schools, a health clinic, a home for adults with special needs, an orphanage, churches, and a
community center.
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FMSC Food at Work
Gaining Strength in the Philippines
In the Philippines, one out of every four mothers will bury
a child, often due to hunger-related diseases. Rachel Padios
lost her 11-month-old daughter Ian Mae to dehydration,
and another daughter—Mae Ann—seemed close behind,
weighing only 11 pounds at two years old.
But, thanks to MannaPackTM meals distributed by Risen Savior
Missions, Mae Ann rebounded, gaining six pounds in one
month. Physically restored, she weighs nearly 30 pounds now.
In fact, Mae Ann turned four recently and continues to grow
and gain strength.
IMPACT
Every week, 30,000 children receive life-giving FMSC meals
through Risen Savior Missions, a Minnesota-based mission
that distributes food through 500 feeding sites run entirely
by Filipino staff.
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FMSC Food at Work
Hope in Nicaraguan Schools
Fabretto Children’s Foundation uses FMSC food
in 50 schools for poor children, including those
around the Managua city dump, where families
otherwise forage for food. It’s the only hot meal
some children receive.
Nicaraguan children usually attend school
for only four hours a day, but the MannaPack
lunches allow Fabretto to offer classes in the
afternoon, too. FMSC food frees up resources
for Fabretto to invest in other sustainable
activities, including farming, computer classes,
and a cooperative called Nica HOPE, where
women and students make jewelry that FMSC
resells in our MarketPlace, providing an income
for these local artisans.
... and for school children around the world
See how MannaPackTM meals fuel learning
and dreams. View “Brian’s Story”.
Go to vimeo.com/fmsc/brian
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Impact Here at Home
Feed My Starving Children helps people identify with the poor, and motivates them to greater sacrifice. The
experience of packing meals brings a level of joy that is often inexpressible. Here are just some of those who
have gone beyond packing to help FMSC cover meal costs with investments large and small:
| Greater Hospitality
A Company: Hyatt Regency-Scottsdale
A group of 21 resort employees packed meals together
at the Tempe, Arizona site, galvanized around a
common fight against hunger. They raised funds to
cover the cost of the meals by holding two “Jeans Days,”
where employees could pay $5 to dress down for the
day. “Packing was an eye-opening experience,” says
Rall Elder, engineering supervisor. “When I left, I felt like
I’d accomplished something and it brought everyone
closer together. I formed a better bond with members
of different areas of the hotel.” Partnering with Feed My
Starving Children “aligns with our Hyatt Thrive initiative
and develops connections in our community,” says
Annabelle Sanchez, human resources manager for
Hyatt Regency-Scottsdale.
Cars On The Auction Block }
IMPACT
An Individual: Harvey Hielkema
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Challenged by the book, Crazy Love, retired real estate
developer Harvey Hielkema of Baldwin, Wis., put his
22 vintage cars and tractors up for auction. “I heard
the Lord speak to me loud and clear, ‘I don’t need that
stuff out in my shed,’” said
Harvey. “I should give it to
Feed My Starving Children.”
In two hours, his lifelong
collection—including a
Model T and a ’57 Chevy
with 22,000 miles—changed
hands. Harvey gladly invested
the proceeds of $78,000
in 320,000 meals for children. As part of a new plannedgiving program, Feed My Starving Children works with
the National Christian Foundation to liquidate gifts of
assets so that generosity like Harvey’s is even more
convenient.
| MobilePacks: A Virtual Mission Trip
A Church: Good Shepherd Lutheran
“Healthy churches have a focus on the nations and a
community-mission presence,” says church-growth
expert Thom S. Rainier in his report, Trends in Healthy
Churches. For just that reason, Good Shepherd Lutheran
Church in Naperville, Ill., has hosted several MobilePacks
with Feed My Starving Children—inviting their own
members and the greater community to pack meals
right on their premises. “Not everybody can go on a
mission trip, whether it’s age, employment, or some
other factor in their life,” says Senior Pastor Gary Olson.
“So when they can be involved in an opportunity
like FMSC, they can still be a vital part of our mission
ministry. I see lives being transformed because they are
living out the Gospel.”
To explore hosting a packing
event at your organization,
go to fmsc.org/MobilePack.
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A School: Altadena Middle School
The 7th grade class of Altadena Middle School in the
Phoenix area raised more than $14,000 for FMSC in
2011—enough to feed 58,000 children with the meals
they packed at the Tempe site. “Students mowed lawns,
babysat, and even gave their allowances,” said Principal
Nancy Corner.
This year, a new 7th grade class from Altadena came
packing again after raising another $11,500. “I learned
18,000 children die a day from starvation,” said 13-yearold Victoria Brandis. “I didn’t think it was that bad. It
makes you really thankful you can help, and makes you
think about throwing away your food.”
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Get Involved
Pack & Invest
Volunteer at a site. Bring a group
to one of our seven sites (below)
and contribute toward the meals
you pack:
fmsc.org/volunteer
Host a MobilePack. FMSC brings the
ingredients, equipment, and staff to
your organization. You provide the
volunteers and funding:
fmsc.org/mobilepack
Support Our Work: Choose from a
one-time or monthly investment:
fmsc.org/donate
Or explore a planned gift:
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