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Stories of Feeding God's Children Hungry in Body & Spirit

A personal note from Mark Crea, CEO of Feed My Starving Children

A personal note from Mark Crea, CEO of Feed My Starving Children

Have you seen the news about charitable giving? The short of it is this: Giving is down, hunger is up.

Across the board, Americans are giving at the lowest levels since 1995 (Giving USA). It’s not surprising — inflation has hit families across the U.S. hard, and it can be difficult to justify donating the extra dollars you might have.

Meanwhile, FMSC partners are requesting more and more food than ever before. We see this food in action, and it is lifechanging for communities around the world. But as natural disasters and armed conflicts and rising food prices pile on, more and more families are pushed into hunger.

Funding all of this food can feel daunting, but I want to be crystal clear with you: I am not worried.

More surprising? By and large, our partners aren’t worried either.

These men and women are working in some of the most high-pressure, resource-stressed environments on the planet — enduring drought, facing violence, on the brink of starvation. And do you know what they tell me?

They tell me that God provides — through FMSC and through you.

FMSC supporters are remarkably reliable, consistent donors and volunteers. Your generosity steps up at all levels. From single-dollar gifts to large estate bequests, your donations equip us to get this food to hungry families, against all odds.

Giving Tuesday is coming up next week on November 28 — and it’s a big deal for organizations like FMSC.

We don’t receive any government funding. Donations from people like you in the last few weeks and days of the year are absolutely critical to fill the gaps and help us start 2024 strong.

I know you’ll be flooded with charitable giving requests in the coming weeks, but there are a few things I want you to know:

  • You can trust FMSC. We have 16 consecutive years of 4-star ratings from Charity Navigator.
  • Your gift will go far. 91% of all donations go directly to food production. You can be confident that your generosity will work hard.
  • The meals you provide will get to those who need them most. 99.8% of meals shipped have safely reached their intended destinations.
  • I’m thankful to partner with you. However you give, in whatever amount, I know that your heart is on the same mission as mine. Together, we are feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. Thank you.

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