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Published On: Thu, Apr 11th, 2013

Nebraska churches set aside denomination to feed kids in Haiti with Feed My Starving Children MobilePack project

Volunteers from several Kearney, Nebraska churches will work this weekend to join forces to pack one-half million meals that will be sent to Haiti to feed kids as part of the Feed My Starving Children MobilePack project.

The Kearney Hub detailed the event that will unite atleast 11 different churches in 2 hour shifts over a couple of days.

Nebraska church hands out supplies in Haiti after the earthquake, screenshot video coverage

Nebraska church hands out supplies in Haiti after the earthquake, screenshot video coverage

“Beginning Friday, 2,500 members of several area churches will work in teams to hand pack meals designed specifically for starving children. The work will be done in two-hour shifts, from 4 to 6 p.m. and 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Friday and from 9 to 11 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Saturday at the Buffalo County Fairgrounds,” the report states.

The residents of Kearney are no stranger to outreach, pouring out love, compassion and giving as noted in this 2010 article.

“Our citizens, our community of Kearney, Nebraska, and our churches seek to reach out to those in need, such as Hope EFC, which offers food at a much reduced rate through Angel Food Ministries.”

“These families are doing extraordinary things to help others,” said Kevin Andres, young adults and outreach pastor at Kearney Evangelical Free Church. Andres said the response to the event has been overwhelming.

“We haven’t been able to accommodate all of the people wanting to volunteer,” he said. Andres said that monetary donations are still needed.

The MobilePack event has grown significantly since last year when Kearney eFree members packed 100,000 meals at the church.

“There was an incredible response last year, so we knew it was something we could grow on,” Andres said.

“We wanted to make this a communitywide project and bring in other churches,” he said.

Participating churches are 56th Street Baptist Church, Countryside Christian Church, Cornerstone Berean Church, First Baptist Church, Gibbon Baptist Church, Grace Fellowship Church, Holy Cross Lutheran Church, Hope eFree Church, Kearney eFree Church, New Life Church, The Table and Trinity Presbyterian Church.

FMSC states their mission as “Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit” and the countless number of events can be found here:

http://www.fmsc.org/mobilepack/events

FMSC calls the meals MannaPacks.

“Because of the amount of food we are packing, we were able to decide where the meals would go,” Andres said. Meals packed during the Kearney MobilePack will be sent to Haiti through Convoy of Hope, a separate faith-based organization.

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