Feed My Starving Children

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Basic Information

Address: Gateway Christian Church 1951 Des Peres Rd St. Louis, MO 63131
Phone Number: 314-821-2156
Director: MobilePack Lead - Jenni Biggs

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Additional Information

Causes Served: hunger, children
Clearances Required: No
Background Check: No
Population Served: worldwide starving children
Ages for Volunteer: 5+ - adult:child ratios vary by age
Hours of Service: 2 - 2.5 hour shifts
Minimum Hours Required: 2
Days of Service: September 21-25, 2022
Mission Statement:

Feeding God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.

Philosophy/Belief Statement:

Feeding kids. Feeding spirits. Empowering communities.

Every year, millions of children die from preventable causes such as pneumonia, diarrhea, malaria and undernutrition. Hunger is still causing nearly half of deaths in children under 5 years old. From this data, we estimate at least 6,200 children die each day from causes related to undernutrition. This is heartbreaking.

Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.

FMSC meals are developed by food science and nutrition professionals to supplement nutritional needs and reduce problems with malnutrition. Nutrition allows children to grow, thrive and develop to their full potential.

Program History:

The approach
Our process is simple. Donations given by people just like you fund the meal ingredients. Volunteers hand-pack the meals. Meals are donated to FMSC food partners around the world, where kids are fed and lives are saved!



FMSC operates from permanent locations in AZ, IL, MN, and TX as well as hundreds of MobilePack events hosted across the USA each year.

There are currently two FMSC MobilePack events scheduled in St. Louis for 2022:

- Feed the Need from 8/18-21/2022 at The Greensfelder Recreational Complex, 550 Weidman Rd, Ballwin, MO 63011 - https://give.fmsc.org/campaign/2208-005sc-ballwin-mo-feed-the-need-stl/c... or suzieeveringham1@gmail.com

- Gateway Christian Church from Sept 21-25, 2022 at 1951 Des Peres Rd, St. Louis, MO 63131 - https://give.fmsc.org/gateway or gccfmsc@gmail.com

The links above provide more information about each event and how you can help (volunteer and / or donate). Under the volunteer link, you can leave your email address to be alerted when volunteer registration opens for each event.

Additional Information:

MobilePack hosts provide the facilities for the event, organize volunteers to pack meals (age 5+) and pay for the meals packed at their event (through donations).

During each 2 - 2.5 hour shift, volunteers will be trained about FMS'c mission and then to package the ingredients into life-giving meals that FMSC donates around the world. Specifically, volunteers will scoop, bag, weigh, seal and box bags of meals. Some jobs are seated (affixing labels to bags), and other jobs are more physical (e.g., high school and older can carry bins of raw ingredients and full boxes of meals to be palletized).Here is a short video of Gateway's 2021 event:

Gateway FMSC MobilePack™ | Recap (2021) - YouTube

Volunteer age requirements:

Please follow this student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer:

  • For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in our packing area (sorry, no exceptions)
  • Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult*
  • Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
  • Grades 7-12: 4 students to 1 adult

High school groups

At least half of the required chaperones must be non-student adults (teachers, advisors or parents). If needed, a few 18-year-olds will be allowed to fill in as chaperones.

Please Note: Everyone under the age of 18 must be accompanied by an adult (an adult is someone 18 years of age or older).

*We recommend that groups of youth be third grade or older.