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8 Local Volunteer Opportunities

8 Local Volunteer Opportunities

“Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.” 1 John 3:18

At Feed My Starving Children, we know that it’s important to serve globally and locally. And last year, more than 1.2 million of you showed up to pack 333 MILLION meals for children around the world! That's incredible. 

Sometimes we get questions about why we don’t work here in the United States.

Our meals were designed for the severe undernutrition that is more common in the developing world. MannaPack™ meals have a taste and texture that is not as well received in the U.S.

When we get requests from domestic hunger programs, such as following a disaster, we send a sample box. This has not led to any large-scale requests. International hunger is “what we do best.”

In that vein, we’ve compiled some local volunteer opportunities near each of our eight permanent packing sites for our volunteers who are also looking to make a difference in their own community.


World Relief

Mission: World Relief Chicago is committed to the long-term integration of new neighbors into our communities. By extending friendship and genuine belonging, they create connections that transform their lives and ours. World Relief Chicago brings churches and vulnerable immigrants together to transform our communities economically, socially, and spiritually. In doing so we move from loneliness to friendship, from vulnerability to stability, and from fear to hope.

Volunteer opportunities:
In-home English tutor
Youth after-school program volunteer
See more HERE

Pacific Garden Mission

Mission: Pacific Garden Mission brings new life to Chicago’s homeless and hurting. They serve with the compassion of Christ and minister with the transforming message of the Gospel.

Volunteer opportunities:
Teaching or tutoring
Food service
See more HERE


North Texas Food Bank

Mission: North Texas Food Bank provides access to more than 190,000 meals each day for hungry children, seniors and families across a 13-county service area.

Volunteer opportunities:
Distribution center
Community pantry
See more HERE

Union Gospel Mission Dallas

Mission: Union Gospel Mission Dallas’ mission is to feed, clothe and house the homeless people of Dallas. Together we are changing lives. Homeless recovery is our calling for our community.

Volunteer opportunities:
Volunteer as a spiritual leader
See more HERE


St. Mary’s Food Bank Alliance

Mission: St. Mary’s Food Bank serves to alleviate hunger through the gathering and distribution of food while encouraging self-sufficiency, collaboration, advocacy and education. St. Mary’s Food Bank is truly a community-based organization. Individual donors, corporate donors, and private grants help feed hungry individuals and families in our area. Serving two-thirds of Arizona’s 15 counties, they are committed to volunteerism, building community relationships and improving the quality of life for Arizonans in need.

Volunteer opportunities:
Packing emergency food boxes
On-site food distribution
See more HERE

Phoenix Rescue Mission

Mission: The Phoenix Rescue Mission is a charitable organization that offers a number of Christ-centered program and services for men, women, and children in the Phoenix, Arizona metro area who are struggling with homelessness, drug addiction and trauma.

Volunteer opportunities:
Food bank
Hygiene kits
See more HERE

Twin Cities

Union Gospel Mission Twin Cities

Mission: UGM Twin Cities is a Christian ministry dedicated to serving people who are struggling with homelessness, poverty, and addiction in our community.

Volunteer opportunities:
Sort incoming donations
Mentor and tutor
See more HERE

Arrive Ministries

Mission: Arrive Ministries welcomes newly arrived refugees and immigrants to Minnesota with the love of Christ.

Volunteer opportunities:
New neighbor volunteer
Employment mentor
See more HERE

As always, we hope you continue your faithful volunteering here at FMSC! Sign up to pack meals TODAY.

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