Did you know...
- 40% of the Children in the Mooresville Graded School District Use the Free or Reduced Lunch Program, which helps them with 360 Meals. But that leaves a Gap of 735 Meals that our needed.
- 1 in 5 Children Live in Poverty.
- 1 in 3 Elementary School Children Live in Low Income or Poverty
A few years ago, a student was sitting in health class, and their teacher was 5 minutes late to class. When the student asked the teacher why, the teacher said that they were dropping off food for a homeless student. The student was shocked to learn that there were homeless students without enough food among his peers.
The student went to the teacher to find out what he could do to help. She sent him to the Guidance Counselor who told him ways to help. He met with Valerie the director of the Mooresville Christian Mission and they decided to form a cross sectional team of students, teachers, community members, and Christian Mission staff to develop and manage the program. The result was a combining of the summer food program that was launched last year with this new program and to make it one that provides for the children not only in the summer but throughout the year.
To donate go to http://www.feedourchildren735.com/donate.html, for FAQ keep reading.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: What comes in the food packages? A: A sample menu can be found on the How It Works page.
Q: Who does these meals go to? A: Local students and their siblings in the community.
Q: How do the students receive the food?
A: Students and the families are offered two options, they can either pick up the meals at a predetermined location or have it delivered to their house by our dedicated group of volunteers, whichever is their preference.
Q: Where can I donate? A: All donations can be made by clicking the donate button on the right side of this page or under the Donate tab.
Q: Will my name or the student’s name be shared? A: Neither your name nor the student’s name is shared. It is a key value at Feed Our Children 735 to keep all interactions between students and sponsors confidential to protect the integrity of both parties.
Q: How do you receive the food? A: The Mooresville Christian Mission has an agreement for bulk purchase from First Harvest Food Bank.
Q: Am I responsible for purchasing or delivering the food? A: No, we like to keep things nice and easy. Just donate online and we will take care of the rest!
Q: Is there a minimum donation?A: No, we are grateful for all donations and do not want to restrict your giving.
Q: How are students selected? A: Students are selected based on family income and are often recommended by school faculty and counselors.
Q: Can I receive support from Feed Our Children 735? A: If you are in need, please let us know by dropping a response at the Contact Us page. All requests will be considered.
Q: How do I know my money is being properly used? A: We are an outreach of the Mooresville Christian Mission. Mooresville Lake Norman Christian Mission is an independent organization creating lasting change for families in need in the Mooresville Lake Norman area. Finances are audited annually by and independent agency. See our Financials and Form 990 by clicking here.
You can make a difference and help feed a student for only $35.00 per month. That’s only $1.17 per day to Feed a Hungry Child in the Iredell Country Area.