Beliefs and Values

Statements of Belief

As a Christian organization,

  1. WE BELIEVE that there is one God in three Persons: Father, Son, and Holy Spirit. God is love, going before us and empowering our love for our neighbor, hungry in body and spirit. (1 John 4:8, Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.)
  2. WE BELIEVE that the Gospel of Jesus Christ, crucified and risen, is the reason Feed My Starving Children exists. Through earnest prayer, we strive to listen for and to follow the will of Jesus every day in all we do. (John 10:27, “My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”)
  3. WE BELIEVE Christ meets us in every hungry child, calling us to feed each of them a nutritious meal. (Matthew 25:35, “I was hungry, and you gave me food.”)
  4. WE BELIEVE that God is glorified and we are fulfilled whenever we love our neighbors as ourselves. (Matthew 5:6, “Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied.”)
  5. WE BELIEVE that God grows our collective joy and effectiveness in feeding children, feeding spirits, and empowering communities as we partner with volunteers and other faith-based and humanitarian organizations. (Philippians 1:3-5, I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always in every prayer of mine for you all making my prayer with joy, because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now.)

Core Values

At Feed My Starving Children, all our work is informed by our core values and rooted in our faith in Christ.

Guiding Value

We are called by a divine purpose to build God’s kingdom and glorify Jesus in our actions and words, as we feed children hungry in body and spirit.

This value encompasses more than religious beliefs; we also have faith in the men and women who volunteer, donate, serve and partner with us to accomplish our mission.

Foundational Values


We give of our time and energy to feed as many starving children as possible. Our speed and flexibility allow us to proactively seize opportunities to combat hunger around the world.

Our energetic, engaging style allows us to overcome challenges skillfully and promptly through creative problem solving.


We are responsible for productive use of our donors’ financial gifts and our volunteers’ time to feed the most starving children possible.

We will thoughtfully and consciously allocate our individual and collective resources to create the greatest good.


We embrace change and proactively prepare for the unexpected in the pursuit of greater efficiency.

We promote imaginative solutions and leverage partnerships to accomplish our mission; our versatility and optimism allow us to work and thrive in an ever-changing environment.

Relationship Values


We are committed to serving the starving and work to alleviate hunger with partners who share our mission.

We treat others as we treat ourselves. We show kindness to everyone who touches FMSC: our mission partners, donors, volunteers and suppliers.


We strive to be reflections of the faith that inspires us. We will prayerfully and humbly conduct our mission.

In all interactions we will be honest and transparent as we are ambassadors for the children we serve.


We foster an environment of camaraderie as we partner with volunteers, communities of faith, mission partners and each other.

Our actions will be community-building and inviting and we encourage people of all faiths to engage in our mission

Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Statement

At Feed My Starving Children, we feed kids, feed spirits, and empower communities. To do this well, we must continually invest in diversity and inclusion. All of God’s children – whether they eat FMSC meals, distribute them, fund them, or work to make them possible – bear His image. Jesus calls us to love our neighbors and for us, that means welcoming, honoring, and empowering each and every one. These values are non-negotiable.

Supporting Bible Verses

  • Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. —1 John 4:7
  • So God created man in His own image. In the image of God He created him. —Genesis 1: 27
  • Beloved, if God so loved us, we also ought to love one another. —1 John 4:11
  • This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no one than this that someone lay down his life for his friends. —John 15:12-13
  • So if there is any encouragement in Christ, any comfort from love, any participation in the Spirit, any affection and sympathy, complete my joy by being of the same mind, having the same love, being in full accord and of one mind. Do nothing from selfish ambition or conceit, but in humility count others more significant than yourselves. Let each of you look not only to his own interests, but also to the interests of others. —Philippians 2:1-4