Prince of Peace Invites Community to Pack 1 Million Life-Giving Meals
Volunteers and Donors Welcome to “Be the Hands to Change the World”
BURNSVILLE, MINN. – Prince of Peace Lutheran Church, Burnsville, Minn., invites the community to take part in a food-packing event February 6-9 that addresses starvation worldwide. At the event, titled “Be the Hands to Change the World,” volunteers will pack 1 million meals through Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), a national Christian non-profit hunger charity headquartered in Minnesota. Approximately 18,000 children die every day from hunger and hunger-related disease (Source: UNICEF).
“Be the Hands to Change the World” will take place Wednesday, February 6, through Saturday, February 9, in the Prince of Peace sanctuary, at 13901 Fairview Drive, Burnsville. Working in two-hour shifts, 5,000 volunteers age five and older will measure ingredients, fill bags, seal bags, pack boxes and stack pallets. The meals, costing 22 cents each, will be funded entirely through donations from individuals, groups and organizations, with a goal of $175,000.
Visit popmn.org/volunteer/fmsc to donate and/or to register for a volunteer shift (see online schedule).
This event is the sixth that Prince of Peace has hosted with FMSC. Over the course of the five previous annual events, more than 25,000 volunteers have packed over 5.5 million meals.
Prince of Peace
Prince of Peace is a community committed to “loving God and loving people, doing church differently, and connecting faith to everyday life.” Established in 1963, Prince of Peace offers six weekly worship services and a wide variety of programs for children, youth and adults. For more information, call 952-435-8102 or visit popmn.org.
Feed My Starving Children
A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children tackles world hunger by sending volunteer-packed, nutritious meals to nearly 70 countries, where they're used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and other building blocks of healthy communities. This year FMSC will produce 160 million meals. With seven consecutive four-star ratings from Charity Navigator, FMSC spends 92% of total donations directly on feeding the hungry. To learn about FMSC’s seven packing sites and nationwide MobilePack program, visit fmsc.org.