CCS students donate money, time to Feed My Starving Children

Christ Church School students (submitted photo)

Christ Church School students (submitted photo)

Christ Church School junior kindergarten students, elementary students, and chaperones visited Feed My Starving Children in Mesa on Thursday, March 17.  They worked together to assemble 22,032 meals to feed hungry children in Peru

These meals will provide 60 children with food for an entire year, according to a press release.

“I would recommend this (trip to FMSC) because it is fun to help other kids,” stated CCS fourth grade student Jack Chait, in the release. 

FMSC is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and they ship the meals to distribution partners in nearly 70 countries around the world, the release stated.

“It was really fun doing all the jobs, but I liked boxing up all the bags of food best,” stated third grade student Gunnar Romley, in the release.

The CCS volunteers labeled packages, scooped a mix of vitamins, dried vegetables, soy, and rice into bags, weighed and sealed each bag, and packed the bags into 102 boxes.  At the end of the session Father Daniel Richards, Rector of Christ Church of the Ascension, lead a community prayer over the packed boxes of food and volunteers were treated to a sample of the nourishing product. 

CCS families and staff members also collected quarters in candy tubes, donating over $1,700 to FMSC, which will provide materials for 7,665 additional meals.  Many students worked to earn their donations by helping at home, being kind to others, or doing additional chores.

To learn more about Feed My Starving Children or make a contribution, visit www.fmsc.org.

Christ Church School students (submitted photo)

Christ Church School students (submitted photo)

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