Donations, volunteers sought as Feed My Starving Children event approaches
WORTHINGTON -- It's always gratifying to see a plan come together -- and all the more so when the plan is bigger and better than ever imagined. The leadership team for Worthington's Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Mobile Pack event have seen the...
WORTHINGTON - It’s always gratifying to see a plan come together - and all the more so when the plan is bigger and better than ever imagined.
The leadership team for Worthington’s Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) Mobile Pack event have seen their plans grow and expand and solidify, and they are now excited to see everything play out March 27-28 at the Worthington Arena.
Amanda Walljasper-Tate, a more recent member of the planning team, has enjoyed seeing how this event has brought so many local people and organizations together.
“It has been awesome to see so many local pastors, churches and businesses working together to bring this event to Worthington,” said Walljasper-Tate. “We invite all local people - regardless of whether or not you’re involved with a local church - to volunteer to help make a difference for kids.”
Scott Barber, co-leader of the event along with Kristine Stewart, said he is gratified and humbled to see how God has led this event from the very start.
“From its inception and now to its implementation, we’ve seen God stir hearts to catch the vision,” Barber said. “Across the entire community we’ve seen community-based groups, individuals, businesses and churches rallying together to raise funds and volunteer.”
“It has exceeded our expectations and resulted in raising our goals.”
From an initial goal of $22,000 and 100,000 meals, the people of Worthington have given and volunteered so generously that the goal has been raised to 132,000 meals and $25,660. Some of those meals have actually been paid for by FMSC itself, which had the money but not the volunteer power to fill their orders.
“We’re actually doing more meals than we’ve committed to paying for because the need is so great around the world,” explained Stewart.
As of press time, a small amount of money and a few more volunteers are needed to fill every time slot and gather every dime of their commitment. Any money raised above and beyond the goal will go directly to FMSC.
Donations may be given and volunteers may sign up at fundraising.FMSC.org/Worthington. Time slots are limited. If there are issues with signing up and assistance is required, call Stewart at (507) 376-5109.