Dear Friend of FMSC,
The heart of a servant, combined with the skills of a diplomat.
This is what it takes to deliver food into some of the most challenging areas of the world. In Somalia, Afghanistan, and North Korea, among other countries, our food-distribution partners are doing the nearly impossible, using years of relationship-building and careful discernment.
Thanks to these wise partners, MannaPack meals reach their final destination—hungry children and families. In fact, because of their efforts, we maintain a 99.97% secure delivery rate, despite a myriad of potential obstacles!
In the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea (commonly called North Korea), three devoted FMSC partners are helping their own people.
Husband and wife team Wooyong and Yeun Kyung founded Northeast Asian Foundation for Education and Culture (NAFEC) and have partnered with FMSC since 2007. They have earned the trust of authorities, and are serving as a bridge between cultures. Working within government guidelines, NAFEC wisely delivers food to children’s homes in the northern and eastern regions of North Korea. “It is difficult to travel inside North Korea and it requires high cost,” says Wooyong. “But we are pleased that the children are getting healthier and brighter. Thank you for your prayers!”
Han-Schneider International Children’s Foundation sends an ongoing supply of food, medicine, and clothing to children in need. Partnering with FMSC and complying with North Korean regulations, Han-Schneider carefully supplies meals to three children’s homes. “Over the past few years we’ve received reports of less death and illness and increase in energy, weight and height of the children as a direct result of our work,” says Zachary Lopez with Han-Schneider. “The nurses caring for the children show great gratitude, and the children are appreciative to have nutritious, steady meals.”
Finally, the Korean Friendship Network (KFN) serves not only children, but those with disabilities, by working with in-country public service organizations such as the Korean Federation for the Protection of the Disabled. At Songrim Orthopedic Centre in North Hwanghae, FMSC meals speed recovery for victims of land mine explosions and other accidents as they are fitted for prosthetic limbs. The food reaches injured workers at the Vocational Training Centre in Pyongyang and coal miners in Rinsan County.
In South Pyongan, an agricultural province hit by recent floods and drought, MannaPack meals brought in by KFN nurture more than 550 children at the Nampo Baby Home, Nampo Children’s Centre, and Pyongsong Baby Home. “Many children are alive today because of MannaPack Rice meals,” says Gary Permenter with KFN. “The meals have given sunshine and lots of love to the most disenfranchised and vulnerable.”
Your financial investment enables us to serve the most vulnerable in North Korea and other sensitive regions. Please…become a bold partner yourself by sending food to hidden corners of the world.
Praying for His continued guidance,
Mark Crea, Executive Director
P.S. With your support, we can help send more than 4.2 million meals to North Korean children within the next year!
“Only 2% of charities we rate have received at least 7 consecutive 4-star evaluations, indicating that Feed My Starving Children outperforms most other charities in America,” said a letter from Ken Berger, Charity Navigator’s President & CEO in early November. “This ‘exceptional’ designation differentiates FMSC from its peers and demonstrates to the public it is worthy of their trust.“