WHAT: Packing Meals for Feed My Starving Children
WHEN: Thursday, February 8th 6:00-7:30pm
WHERE:990 Lone Oak Rd #136, Eagan, MN 55121
HOW TO SIGN UP: To sign up, click here
Around Thanksgiving, I was really wanting to find a way to give back. Not just through my checkbook, but by actually doing something. And I wanted it to be something that I could involve my family in, too.
I happened to have the local news on one morning, as they were interviewing a spokesperson from Feed My Starving Children. I had heard of this organization, but to be honest, didn't know anything about them. As they spoke, it went from background noise while I prepped food in the kitchen, to feeling like they were speaking right to me.
I stopped and watched as the woman talked about the food they box and ship to the hungriest places in the world, with the most need. It was very moving. But then she said something that really turned the lightbulb on for me-she said that volunteers would have FUN!
They play music, young and old can participate, and at the end of your time volunteering, you know you've really made a difference.
So, I check out their website, called my step kids, picked a date, off we went!
Feed My Starving Children didn't disappoint.
The name of this organization is heavy. The reality of how many children go hungry is profound.
But when you volunteer for this organization, the experience is really memorable, fun, and goes quickly.
I went back again with my family, including out of town family, for my birthday in December, and it was such a blast.
Anyone can participate. My 5 year old granddaughter has done it both times, and she's right up in there, scooping rice, helping out. Also, my almost-70 year old dad participated.
There's something for everyone!
And the satisfaction you feel, knowing you have really made a difference, well, that's priceless.
Please consider joining us for a fun evening of doing something important.