Volunteers, churches, businesses and civic organizations work together to exceed three year, 1.1 million-meal goal
On Feb. 14-16, 2,500 residents of Naperville and surrounding communities will pack meals for thousands of starving children in the developing world through a partnership with area churches, businesses, civic organizations and global hunger charity Feed My Starving Children (FMSC).
Volunteers will prepare more than 522,000 life-saving meals at Feed the Need, an FMSC MobilePackTM event, to be held at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, 1310 Shepherd Drive in Naperville.
“Our mission is to feed the forgotten and turn hunger into hope,” says Bob Huebner of St. Timothy Lutheran Church in Naperville, who, along with Les May of Our Savior’s Lutheran Church in Naperville started Feed the Need three years ago. “There’s such a need that we have connected with a total of 14 churches this year, and hope to exceed our three-year goal of 1.1 million meals, which will feed more than 3,000 starving children for a year.”
Feed the Need also has the support of 13 local businesses and civic organizations, but would appreciate additional donations to cover meal costs. “We’re so grateful for the generosity of our sponsors and are committed to keeping the momentum going,” Huebner said.
Community members can support this MobilePack by making a donation to cover meal costs, or by volunteering for Feed the Need in 2015. To learn more, visit FeedTheNeedNaperville.org.