On Wednesday, January 23, 2013, St. Cyprian eighth graders, along with Sister Kathleen and Mrs. Kmiecik, set out to help feed the starving children of the world! The group went to the Schaumburg, IL meal-packing site for Feed My Starving Children. There they worked diligently packaging dinners for children living in Kenya. Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. They have three meal-packing sites in Chicagoland, which help feed 90,000 children every day for a year. The idea is a simple one; package meals that are specifically formulated for malnourished children, and ship the meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. Our students scooped chicken broth, dried vegetables, soy, and rice into a plastic bag. The bags were weighed, sealed, and packed in cartons ready to be shipped. At the end of the two hours spent scooping, weighing, sealing, and packing everyone gathered around the packaged food and said a prayer to bless all the children who are in such need of daily food.
Here is what the 8th graders had to say about their experience:
I felt like I really made a difference in helping the children of Kenya. I hope to do it again sometime. – Mike
I felt proud to make a difference and help the children turn from hopeless to hope. – Antonio
I felt really happy knowing that I was helping to feed kids. – Jake
We take everything for granted, but now I know that we should count our blessings. -Nick
I think it was a fun way to help children around the world. – Brice
It was a great experience helping them package food for those who wouldn’t get any food otherwise. – Kylie
I felt sad for all of the people we watched in the video. – Mike
Everyone there was so nice and outgoing, and willing to help others. – Sabrina
I liked the experience because we fed twelve children from Kenya for a year. – Tyler
For more information about this organization, please go to www.fmsc.org.