A few weeks ago, the seventh and eighth-grade students went on a service field trip to pack meals for Feed My Starving Children. The experience moved one seventh grader, Abigail, to research the organization for an essay about Catholic social justice. Here is her essay:
“I am the bread of life. Whoever comes to me will never go hungry, and whoever believes in me will never be thirsty.” (John 6: 35) This Bible quote means if people believe in God, those people will be protected by God’s power and never be alone. Catholic social teaching says that Catholics believe human dignity matters. The Feed My Starving Children organization fulfills this teaching by providing meals for the starving people in Africa.
Feed My Starving Children began in 1987 to help change people’s lives. This organization was founded by Richard Proudfit. Richard is now 88, but when he started this organization, he was 58. He wanted to help with the problem of poverty in Africa. So, as a result, he started Feed My Starving Children. The Feed My Starving Children organization started in Minnesota and has spread around the globe. It was started to hopefully solve or help the problem of poverty. This organization has fed millions, maybe even billions, of kids over the last 30 years!
The Feed My Starving Children Organization packs meals for the starving people in Africa who are in need of food. It is a non-profit organization and has reached nearly 70 countries. Volunteers pack more than 284 million meals. That is enough to feed 779,000 children daily for a year. In the 2016/2017 year, Feed My Starving Children provided 5,263,360 meals.
The organization Feed My Starving Children fulfills the Church’s mission by giving back to the people what they need. This worldwide organization believes everyone should be happy. Feed My Starving Children also believes everyone should have life. There is no need for people to be dying from not having food. This organization believes that everybody deserves a chance. Everyone deserves food because it is a need, but also a privilege.
Feed My Starving Children packs meals for the many starving people in Africa. Everyone is human and deserves the best. Everyone is also equal. It is not what is on the outside that matters, but what is on the inside is most important. God wants His people to be happy. He gave people their lives because He believes everyone is strong enough to live it. “Therefore, I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.” (Mark 11: 24)