Today's speaker was Janine Skinner, Arizona Development Advisor for "Feed My Starving Children".  


Janine told us that 18,000 children die from hunger-related diseases each day.  That doesn't have to be the case because "hunger is the single biggest solvable problem in the world".  The mission of FMSC is to feed God's hungry children - hungry in body and hungry in spirit.  FMSC distributes scientifically-formulated meals called "Manna Packs" in 70 countries around the world.  In 26 years, they have provided 800 million meals which were distributed directly to hungry children under the auspices of NGOs and missionaries around the world.

"Feed My Starving Children" has 7 packing sites including one in Tempe, AZ.  Volunteers fill Manna packets and pack them for shipment.  They are always interested in having groups and individuals volunteer to help.  Half of the volunteers are young people such as scouts and church youth groups.  Visiting Rotarian Earl Zumwalt and his wife have volunteered at the Tempe site 4-5 times.  The site is open 6 days a week.

They are also desirous of financial contributions.  FMSC got the highest 4 star rating from Charity Navigators for nine consecutive years for their excellent management of donated funds.  

The AZ Rotary districts supported FMSC last Rotary year and held workshops in Tucson, Payson, Tempe and one other site. 

FMSC sounds like an excellent charity for us to support as a club or as individuals.