Regis St. Mary science teacher Mandy Miotke beams with her son, Matthew, a kindergartener, while preparing meals for children around the world. (Courtesy Regis St. Mary School)
Regis St. Mary science teacher Mandy Miotke beams with her son, Matthew, a kindergartener, while preparing meals for children around the world. (Courtesy Regis St. Mary School)
STAYTON — On Oct. 26, the Regis St. Mary community gathered to help feed hungry children. Teachers, administrators, parents, grandparents and students ranging from kindergarten to high school took part in two-hour packing sessions to prepare meals for children around the world. The school worked with Feed My Starving Children, a Christian nonprofit that coordinates the packaging and distribution of food to people in developing nations. Founded in 1987, it has reached out to more than 70 countries.

At Regis St. Mary, each volunteer packed on average one box of food, which is enough to feed a child three meals a day for one year. Before loading the truck, each pallet of meals is prayed over by FMSC staff and volunteers.

“It made me so happy to know that children will have food now,” said first-grader Lily Bishop.

High school sophomore Jayna Hendricks added that the project was “really fun.”

“I felt good about helping others and it was a great experience to work together.”

Religion teacher Jim Tabor thought the effort was invaluable.

“Our students spent the entire day learning about hunger and our obligation as Christians to feed the poor,” he said.



To help

Feed My Starving Children recruits volunteers to assist in packing. To learn more, go to fmsc.org.