Monday, November 7, 2011

Feeding Children Everywhere

This past weekend, we had the opportunity to work with a really cool organization called Feeding Children Everywhere. We had a "packing party" and were able to help pack up 10,000 meals to be distributed to orphans and vulnerable children in Haiti and Guatemala. We packed up ready to boil packages of nutritious food made up of rice, lentils, dried vegetables and seasoning. Feeding Children Everywhere distributes meals around the world. Each meal costs just one quarter. Isn't that amazing? For 25 cents, a child gets to eat a meal designed especially for malnourished bellies.

As an added bonus, we got to wear these stylish hair nets (you can see how excited Colton was about that-and you'll also note that I'm conveniently not pictured :)
I think it is so cool that just 5 months ago, Rahel was one of those hungry children and now she is here helping to take care of others in need. She was really excited to help with this project-I think because it is easy for her to relate to the children that will be receiving these meals.

They let the kids decorate the boxes that the food is shipped in and Rahel decorated one with Amharic writing-that box is headed to East Africa (the first shipment that Feeding Children is attempting to get into Somalia). I'm not sure if anyone will actually be able to read it, but she wrote, "God loves you. May this food be a blessing to you." She's such a sweet girl.


  1. Let me know the next time this is happening. I'd love to help.

  2. How neat! I want to see if there is something like this going on here in KS! Thanks for sharing.

  3. Hi Jessica! I found your blog through Erica Stanley's blog. We participated in something like that last summer through Children of the Nations. They did a food packaging at the VBS my kids attended.

    I'm a mom of 4 - hoping to one day be a mom of 6, through an African adoption. We have started a non-profit, which is an online marketplace, helping artisans, primarily in Africa, rise out of poverty. With Christmas around the corner, I'm trying to tell everyone I can about Mavuno Market. I hope you don't mind my doing so here on your blog.

    I too blog at

    Have a beautiful day!