Pictured Above: Police officer volunteers and Curtis Drever, Director of Missions and Outreach, hold up their meal bags during our event in 2018.
Did you know that 1 in 7 kids in the world suffers from the effects of food insecurity, living in a chronic state of malnutrition? Through the OneMeal program, tens of thousands of impoverished children have a warm, nutritious meal EACH DAY.
Irvine Feeds The World helps build community through service in a fun, festive, and family-friendly atmosphere. Last year our church organized the event by bringing together over 500 volunteers from Jenny Hart Preschool, Woodbridge High School, members of the Irvine Community including the Irvine Police Department, and of course the local SHEPHERD’SGROVE Church community. Together we packaged 62,424 meals to help fight world hunger through our partnership with Kids Around The World and their One Meal Program.
THIS September 25-27, SHEPHERD’SGROVE is once again partnering with Kids Around The World (KIDS) to host a meal-packaging event for all ages! We have partnered with KIDS on multiple OneMeal events and playground building projects over the last six years. Our original goal for 2020 was to hit 100,000 meals, but due to the pandemic, we have scaled now back our goal to 30,000 meals.
History of Irvine Feeds The World:
September 14-16, 2018: 50,000 meals sent to South Africa.
September 27-29, 2019: 62,424 meals sent to the Bahamas for hurricane relief. (Surpassing our goal of 50,000 meals)
September 25-27, 2020: Goal is 30,000 meals
Check here for the latest information & facts: https://kidsaroundtheworld.com/onemeal/
Kids Around the World empowers groups to be a part of the solution of childhood malnutrition. OneMeal food is packed and sponsored by partners and volunteers in the US at packing events across the country. Then it is shipped overseas to serve malnourished children in orphanages, schools, homes, churches, and community feeding centers. Kids Around the World creates a forum for concerned people in the US to be a part of the solution of childhood malnutrition. For our volunteers, coming together in a fun, high-energy, and meaningful service event to hand-pack millions of meals every year is a precious and impactful experience.
More about Kids Around The World, Inc. (KIDS): KIDS exists to reach children around the world with the Gospel of Jesus Christ and to help those who work with children. KIDS is a faith-based non-profit organization dedicated to helping children and families who have been affected by war, poverty, illness, and natural disasters. Their home office is in Rockford, Illinois and their goal is to reach children around the world with the message of God’s love for them. To date, KIDS has built over 920 playgrounds and shipped over thirty-five million meals reaching over seven million children!
How You Can Help:
If you would like to contribute financially to this amazing cause, just $0.27 will feed one hungry child, $27.00 will feed 100 hungry kids, $100 will feed 370 hungry kids, but any amount will help!
Click here to donate!
9.25 | Jenny Hart Sign-ups
9.26 | Voices of Hope Sign-ups
9.27 | SHEPHERD’SGROVE Sign-ups
*If you would like to volunteer AND attend church on Sunday the 27th, please also RSVP for a spot at church.
Want to know more? Check out this awesome video from last year’s event!