Bloomington, MN – The Marian Council 3827 of Bloomington, MN organized an event called “Networking for a Cause”, where a group of people got together to go and help feed the hungry at Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) who are a non-profit Christian based organization headquartered in Coon Rapids, MN. FMSC are dedicated to feeding God’s children in 70 countries around the world. During the evening the 51 brother knights and their families, were able to pack 7,992 meals, into 37 boxes, and feed 22 kids in Kenya for an entire year. All this was done with the hands, feet, and love of the 51 people that showed up to hand pack and box meals specifically made for the under nourished children of Kenya. Marian Council 3827 program chair Jason Touw said “We based the idea of the event around the fact that one of our main pillars of the Knights of Columbus is charity, what better way to give than feed the hungry of our world, just like Jesus did with the loaves and fishes in the bible.” The event was done in two parts, part one 17 of the attendees joined each other at the Knights of Columbus hall in Bloomington for an all you can eat fish fry and fellowship. Part two everyone re-assembled at Feed My Starving Children to help feed the hungry children. “We plan to host this event on a regular basis perhaps once every other month to start, but eventually, I would like to see us hosting it on a more regular basis” Touw stated.
The Marian Council 3827 also has listed on their calendar their next visit to Feed My Starving Children on Friday September 20th, 2013. If you are interested in learning more about the Marian Council or the Knights of Columbus please visit www.kofcbloomington.com.
Below are a few photos taken during the event on Friday July 19th, 2013.