Ever have the feeling of complete satisfaction knowing you did something to make the world a better place? That is the feeling that I had last month when a small group of the NISM community took 2 hours of their morning to join in a great cause. Together with more than 10,000 other volunteers, we helped Feed My Starving Children hit an all-time record! In just 6 days, this amazing non-profit organization was able to pack 3,009,312 meals for children in need at a mobile pack in Prior Lake, Minnesota.
Curtis Rons, SMS, said “I was pleased to join the hundreds of others, from school kids bused in to seniors giving back. It was inspirational to contribute and give back to people in need, even in such a small way”. The energy in the building was amazing. People of all ages, with all different reasons for attending, came together and focused on feeding others for 2 hours. Music played in the background, many sang, new friends were made, and meals were packed to be shipped off to places that need it most.
For NISM, it was an opportunity to get out and make an impact outside of social media certification and education. President and Founder, Eric Mills, shared that “supporting causes like Feed My Starving Children are especially important to all of us at NISM. We are so blessed to be living in our modern society, and it is important for us to remember that many people across the world do not have it as easy as we do. Feed My Starving Children is a cause, and an organization that is worth the time to support, and we will definitely be helping them out again soon.”
In what ways do you and your organization give back? What is it about that experience that you enjoy the most?
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a “non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit”. They send meals to roughly 70 countries around the world. To learn more about FMSC or how to help, visit www.fmsc.org.