Jan. 19-27, 2018
Every day, 6,200 children around the world die from starvation...
Imagine how 1 million meals—and our working together—can help turn hunger into hope!
Our goal? To pack 1 million meals and to raise $220,000 to fund them. Come make a difference with us!
The volunteer schedule will be posted by Dec. 1, 2017, and online sign-up will begin Dec. 15, 2017. Please come back soon to make a plan and register to volunteer!
Volunteer teams & "Boxing matches"Consider how you can invite others to join you in packing food. More details are coming soon to help you assemble your team! Then challenge another family, business, etc., to a "boxing match"—see which group can pack more boxes of food at a packing session.
Questions about volunteering? Contact Dawn Dresser by e-mail or at 763.231.2988.
At 22 cents a meal—approximately $50 per volunteer—we need to raise $220,000 to cover the cost of the meals we pack!
This means your donation goes a long way among the world’s hungriest children. For example...
Be part of our silent auction taking place at our Community Christmas Party on Wednesday, Dec. 13. The Fireside Cafe will be filled with gift baskets, cards, artwork, services, etc., to bid on. All proceeds will benefit our Hope for the Hungry MobilePack with Feed My Starving Children in January. If you’re part of a Bible study or small group, consider teaming up in creating a devotional basket or contributing toward a bookstore gift card. If you’re part of another affinity group (basketball, scrapbooking, musicians, etc.), consider donating something that carries a theme related to your group’s interests (e.g., game tickets, supplies, music lessons or performances). If you’re creative in arts and crafts, consider making something for the auction.
500 basket ideas>>
Ideas for items & services>>
All donations are due to Calvary no later than Sunday, Dec. 3; please complete the donor form with the specifics about your donation, then drop off the form and donation at Calvary’s Information Center. Please note that we welcome donations of any amount or size—the most important thing is that we join together in any way we can to make a difference in Jesus’ Name and for the sake of His people!
Questions about the silent auction? Contact MariKay Nelson by e-mail or at 763.231.2989.
There are several ways that your business can make a difference. Business sponsorship details>>
Questions about giving? Contact Dawn Dresser by e-mail or at 763.231.2988.
Date & time TBD, Davanni’s, Golden ValleyCome dine in or take out and support the Hope for the Hungry food-packing event! Davanni’s will donate 20 percent of all sales—make sure you mention Calvary when placing your order. Sponsored by Calvary’s Early Childhood Centers.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian nonprofit hunger relief organization founded in 1987. Committed to "feeding God's starving children hungry in body and spirit," FMSC operates five permanent packing sites (Coon Rapids, Chanhassen, Eagan, Minn.; Aurora, Schaumburg, Ill.), as well as MobilePack events ... like Calvary's!
FMSC's MannaPack Rice meals provide the key nutrients a starving child needs to survive and thrive, and are distributed through various community settings: orphanages, schools, clinics, refugee camps and nutrition programs. Children in 70 countries receive FMSC food.
It's all possible through thousands of volunteers and donors! Volunteers pack 100 percent of the food, with each meal costing only 22 cents to produce. With 94 percent of total FMSC donations going directly to its feeding program, donations of all amounts go a long way in fighting hunger!