Feed My Starving Children is partnering with Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge and Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities to bring 5,000 volunteers together on the Saturday before Father’s Day. These will support an immediate need for food where it is needed most, as well as future efforts to fight drug addiction and homelessness in Minnesota, and starvation around the world.
Each Minnesota nonprofit helps people with serious life issues in a different way, but all three share similar values, and are supporting each other for a first of its kind “Better Together” million meal food packing event on June 16 at the Minneapolis Convention Center, beginning at 9 a.m.
Food and shelter are a starting point for Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities, which also offers recovery programs, education and job training, youth outreach and mental health services. “We provide the scaffolding to get people off the streets permanently,” said CEO Dr. Charles P. Morgan. The faith-based organization has been based in St. Paul since its founding in 1902.
With 11 locations across the state, Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge assists teens and adults in gaining freedom from chemical addictions by addressing their physical, emotional and spiritual needs. Its residential programs alone serve more than 750 people on any given day. “It is our mission to help as many people as we can gain freedom from chemical addictions, we can’t do it alone, partnerships like this make our mission a reality,” said Richard Scherber, executive director and CEO. Minnesota Adult & Teen Challenge is a faith-based organization with 35 years of experience in Minnesota, providing treatment and prevention programs for people struggling with substance use.
Providing hand packed meals for starving children around the world, Feed My Starving Children has expanded its efforts to include locations in Chicago, Phoenix and Dallas. It held 300 mobile food packing events in 2017 and packed a total of 333 million meals that year, primarily through the help of 1.2 million volunteers. “We want to reach everyone, until all are fed,” said Mark Crea, executive director of Feed My Starving Children. “We are called to feed God’s starving children hungry in body and spirit.”
During the event, participants will be invited to support these Minnesota nonprofits, with proceeds being evenly divided among the three organizations. Each is committed to “shining light to a lost and hurting world.” Click here for