Make a Difference DeKalb County - Feed My Starving Children

Nov 14, 2019 (07:00 PM) - Nov 14, 2019 (09:00 PM)
November, 14 2019
November 13, 2019
(this is a team hosted event)


DCST will be serving others in a BIG way again this year.  DCST will be once again providing volunteers to assist Make a Difference DeKalb County prepare MobilePacks to assist in the annual Feed My Starving Children event.  Signup in the job signup section to reserve you spot.  
About Make a Difference DKC

Event Information:

The event will run November 14th through the 17th, 2019 at The Suter Company, 1015 West Bethany Road in Sycamore. More than 5,500 volunteers are expected from throughout DeKalb County to work in two-hour shifts to pack at least 1,500,000 meals. Do your part to volunteer and donate so others can pack hope. 

About FMSC:

A Christian non-profit founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children equips people to turn hunger into hope with their own two hands.

We invite volunteers to pack MannaPack meals, scientifically developed to reverse and prevent malnutrition. Then we donate the food to selected missions and humanitarian agencies worldwide, who use it to supply orphanages, schools, health care facilities, community feeding programs, and other institutions intervening in severe poverty.

Rescued from hunger and its risks – including stunted development, ill health, slavery and even an early death – children can develop healthy bodies and minds. They can go to school, earn a living, and bring prosperity to their families, communities, and nations.

Hunger becomes hope. And it starts with food.

About Our Volunteers:

FMSC relies solely on a network of generous volunteers to pack every meal by hand. Whether at a permanent site or at a MobilePack event, each volunteer leaves the two-hour packing session more aware of their own good fortune and filled with inspiration that can only come from doing God’s life-saving work. In the fiscal year 2018/2019 more than 1.2 million FMSC volunteers will pack over 333 million meals that will be distributed to 70 countries around the globe.

Important Instructions about Packing


Come 15 minutes early

Wear closed-toe shoes

Consider making a donation

Feel free to bring your camera

Follow FMSC’s age requirements (see below)

Leave all jewelry at home. See FMSC’s jewelry policy (see below)


Come to pack if you’re ill

Pack if you have severe food allergies

Forget to manage your group (cancel, add names, change group size) online if you are a group leader

Bring children under age five

Wear any jewelry (rings, earrings, necklaces, bracelets, watches, etc). You will be required to remove them


To comply with FDA requirements and remove all opportunity for foreign objects to fall into our life-saving meals (which could cause choking, tooth breakage and more), FMSC volunteers must remove all jewelry and/or accessories before packing.

  • No jewelry is permitted in the packing room, labeling areas, Warehouse Crew area or when inspecting raw ingredients.
  • Prohibited jewelry includes earrings, watches, rings, necklaces, pins, brooches, etc.
  • Wedding bands are permitted. However, if your band has a stone, you will be required to wear a glove.
  • Facial piercings, gauges and new earrings that lock in the back are permitted (please inform a team leader).
  • Medical alert bracelets and necklaces may be worn.

Volunteer age requirements

Please follow this student-to-adult ratio when registering to volunteer:

  • For safety reasons, children under the age of 5 are not allowed in our packing area (sorry, no exceptions)
  • Grades K-2: 1 student to 1 adult*
  • Grades 3-6: 3 students to 1 adult
  • Grades 7-9: 4 students to 1 adult
  • Grades 10-12: 5 students to 1 adult