2023 All Hands on Hope MobilePackTM Feeds 1,595 Kids for One Year
Incarnation hosted its 16th MobilePackTM April 24-30, 2023 on site at Incarnation. The event was a great success, in terms of packing meals as well as bringing the community together to support our ministry partner, Feed My Starving Children. During fourteen shifts over 5 days, more than 1,900 volunteers packed 582,336 meals. That number translates into feeding 1,595 of God’s beloved children for one year. We also have raised over $180,000 to meet our financial goal. This number will be updated as we receive additional donations over the coming days.
There were many highlights over the five days of packing. While the number of volunteers did not reach pre-pandemic levels, those who showed up demonstrated dedication and efficiency which led us the large number of meals packed. We were delighted to see not only members of the Incarnation community who have been faithfully volunteering since 2007, but many members of the greater community including large groups from Roseville Lutheran, Mounds View Girls La Crosse Team (players, coaches and parents), Calvary-Spring Lake Parish from the Rush Lake area, MN Tzu-Shao group, several local Rotary Clubs, Kiwanis Clubs, basketball teams, small groups, National Honor Society students, neighborhood groups and many more. We had several companies who not only financially sponsored the event, but also provided volunteers including Thrivent Financial, Kevari, Trafera, Reell, Tradition Bank, Legacy Wealth and Eagle Brook Church. More than ever, this was a larger community effort and we are grateful for the support of so many.
Many volunteers assisted behind the scenes, serving as Welcome Ambassadors, greeting volunteers and helping them register and get ready to pack, box makers, labelers, and the all-important set-up and tear-down crews. All of these volunteers were treated to nutritious meals provided by different volunteer groups throughout the weekend.
We are so thankful for everyone who stepped up and made this event possible. We could not do this without the full support of the Incarnation staff and Incarnations Congregation Council.
Keep checking this webpage or our social media accounts for announcements regarding our next MobilePack in 2024.
For more information or questions, please contact Mike Vant.
To date, the 2023 All Hands on Hope MobilePack has generated slightly more than $180,000, which was our initial goal. We are still accepting donations to help fund future MobilePacks, and there are many ways to donate:
If you’d like to make a donation in support of this 2023 MobilePack, consider any of the following methods:
- Visit the event donation page on the FMSC web site
- Make a check out to Incarnation with “FMSC MobilePack” in the memo and mail it to Incarnation at 4880 Hodgson Road, Shoreview, MN 55126.
- If you’re a Thrivent member, and you applied for a Thrivent Action Team grant of $250, your Action Team card can be applied to this MobilePack event. Mail it or drop it off at the Incarnation Office.
- Your employer might double or triple your giving! A list of companies that provide matching programs can be found here. Consider applying for matching dollars using the event number 2304-004EA.
Please pray for all those involved in planning this event, in-country partners who distribute meals, and the recipients of these live-saving meals.
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Sharing your love for Incarnation’s partnership with FMSC is so important especially during this time.
Use #AllHandsOnHope hashtag to share your experience with your followers, organize your team and promote this event!
Feed My Starving Children MobilePacks at Incarnation Since 2007
Incarnation has hosted over 29,000 volunteers over 16 All Hands on Hope Feed My Starving Children MobilePacks, resulting in over 9 million meals packed. Since the first packing session in 2007, Incarnation and the surrounding community looks forward to this meaningful and impactful tradition every spring.
Want to learn more or have a question about the All Hands On Hope FMSC MobilePack at Incarnation? Contact Mike Vant.