Blessed are those who are generous because they feed the poor.
This is the place where we will highlight organizations who work hard to provide food for people in need.
Feed My Starving Children
FMSC distributes food to nearly 70 countries around the world through humanitarian agencies and missions. All meals--just 24-cents each--are funded by donors and packed by volunteers. FMSC has six packing sites in Minnesota, Illinois, and Arizona, as well as a nationwide MobilePackTM operation that has traveled to 33 states. A full 94% of total donations go directly to the food program, earning FMSC the highest four-star rating from Charity Navigator. http://www.fmsc.org/.
St. Louis Area Foodbank
Established in 1975, the St. Louis Area Foodbank is a non-profit food distribution center for nearly 500 organizations that feed hungry people throughout 26 counties in both Eastern Missouri and Southwestern Illinois. The Foodbank gathers and distributes over 23 million pounds of food for local communities in need. For more information, visit www.stlfoodbank.org.
We're excited about this new company, Laughing Man, www.livelaughingman.com spearheaded by actor Hugh Jackman, that sells coffee, tea and chocolate produced by small, local farmers. Here's what they say about themselves: Laughing Man Worldwide makes a difference in two ways. By using our resources to find, incubate and support companies and products that believe in the ALL BE HAPPY vision, we can do our part to create jobs, support the entrepreneurial spirit and encourage the ingenuity that is essential to community health. Second, through the successful incubation of companies and products Laughing Man Worldwide gives 100% of the profits it receives from those ventures to charity. Laughing Man Worldwide believes education is the essential foundation for ensuring a peaceful, healthy and prosperous worldwide community. We support innovative and effective educational initiatives both here and abroad. To begin with, we have partnered with Harlem Village Academies and Dr. Deborah Kenny. We have visited these schools and consider them to be a premier example of what education can be and can do.