Helping to feed the world’s children.
Hungry children around the world will receive the gift of nourishing meals thanks to the outreach ministry at Gayton Baptist Church.
On a snowy February morning, more than 700 hundred volunteers at Gayton Baptist Church filled 132,192 bags with nutritious food (MannaPackRice) that will be distributed to malnourished children in dozens of countries through a partnership with Feed My Starving Children. Thanks to their efforts, 362 kids will not go hungry but will be able to eat a meal a day for an entire year.
“Our mission is to meet the spiritual, physical and emotional needs of people, not only in Richmond, but around the world. And we’re just really thrilled to partner with an organization like Feed My Starving Children,” said Senior Pastor Phil Faig.
“We have so much. It’s good to share our blessings with others. It’s a good learning experience for our children,” said the mother of one 7-year-old volunteer.
In addition to church members, neighbors and friends from the community also volunteered in this growing annual effort. Team mates from a local girls’ basketball team came out to show their support for their coach, a member of Gayton Baptist, and to contribute to the church’s mission to feed God’s children.
“Our desire to help feed hungry people begins on our doorstep. Through our FeedMore-affiliated Food Pantry, we fed 1,845 people in 2012 through the distribution of 1,257 bags of groceries. The FMSC MobilePack event is a way to get our church and our community engaged in world hunger without leaving our backyard,” said Associate Pastor Aaron Lee.
See more photos of Feed My Starving Children packing day at Gayton Baptist Church on faithinrichmond.com’s Facebook page.
Read more about the partnership between Gayton Baptist and Feed My Starving Children here.