Saturday, October 26, 2019

Feed My Flock is a food packaging ministry at St. Louis, and an annual event that everyone can participate in. It provides not only a way to serve others, but also fellowship time for our whole St. Louis family. Over 700 volunteers from our parish come together one Saturday in October to package 150,000 meals for the hungry. Each package contains six nutritionally balanced servings of an easy-to-make beans and rice meal. The meals from Feed My Flock are given to The Southern Eye Institute, a clinical mission in Sierra Leone, and to Catholic Charities of West Tennessee, who distributes the food locally.

Feed My Flock works with The Outreach Program, a national non-profit organization. Ingredients are purchased for 27 cents per meal from Outreach using the generous funds from our two second collections and private donations.

The most exciting thing about Feed My Flock is how it brings together a wide cross-section of our church community to help those in need. Parishioners of all ages package the food in an assembly-line fashion, many of our teenagers keep the tables stocked and box the packages, and our younger children make greeting cards to put in the boxes for those receiving the food. It truly is a beautiful, parish-wide effort.

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Interested in joining the Feed My Flock logistics team? We need a few more people to assist with food delivery day/setup and overseeing tables the day of the event. Help us to continue making FMF a success! Call, text or email Mary Margaret Koch for more info: 219-4617 or mmvkoch@gmail.com

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Children 3rd grade and up can package food and CHILDCARE IS AVAILABLE for the younger ones. Details on the sign up page.