Who would think one small bag of
something that looks like Cream of
Wheat and costs only 15 cents could
help save a child’s life?
Several Kyrene Corridor kids and
their parents will be donating their
time next week in an attempt to mix
the right proportion of ingredients
that will be used to feed thousands
of meals to starving children
throughout the world.
These volunteers will be filling
bags with a mixture of dry food
that, when mixed with water, will
help save the lives of starving
Members of the Corona del Sol Key
Club and the East Valley Boys
Service Club will be donating their
time in 4-hour shifts to wear
plastic caps and gloves on their
hands to scoop up the right
combination of dried food combined
in bags that will be shipped to
areas of need.
Feed My Starving Children is an
organization dedicated to feeding
starving children worldwide by
having volunteers pack nutritious
meals made up of rice, soy, vitamins
and dehydrated vegetables in bags to
be distributed through relief
organizations to starving children.
Once the bags of food reach the
children, water is added to make a
nutritious meal. A single meal costs
only 15 cents; $55 will feed one
child for an entire year.
Last year alone, the group shipped
FMSC depends on donations to
purchase the supplies and volunteers
to pack the bags at mobile packing
events throughout the country. One
of these is scheduled April 8-12 at
Esperanza Lutheran Church, 2601 E.
Thunderhill Place, Phoenix.
Although FMSC already has 1,200
volunteers signed up for the event
and hopes to pack close to 250,000
meals, $37,000 is needed to cover
the cost of the meals. Ninety-five
percent of the all donations go
directly to the food program.
Checks—any amount, no matter how
small—should be made out to FMSC
with “Esperanza Event” written on
the memo line and dropped off at the
church any time before April 15 or
mailed to the Arizona Program
Director, Janine Skinner.
Information is available by sending
The Esperanza event is the second
FMSC activity of its kind held in
Arizona, with another scheduled for
For more information about FMSC,
visit the group’s website at
For photos of recipients receiving
food bags, visit the media section
of the website at