South Metro Meal Pack

Thank you for taking part in this year’s meal pack!

We packed over 3 million meals for starving children and fed 8,288 kids for one year!


Help us reach our goal of $125,000! The Prince of Peace Foundation is offering a dollar for dollar matching grant for all gifts to Feed My Starving Children, up to $10,000. Make a difference in the lives of hungry children around the world, and now make your gift worth double. Offer ends March 12!

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up?

Registration opens January 1. At that time you will be able to reserve your spots at one or more 2-hour meal-packing shifts. Bring your family, coworkers, classmates, teammates, boy scouts, girl scouts, National Honor Society… your veterinarian, everyone! We will need 20,000 people to come together to make this event a success. You can register for as many shifts as you’d like!

This is a great opportunity to invite friends who may not have a church home. It is a meaningful way to show that God is still relevant and alive in the world today.

Email Dawn Ridgway for group registration (100+) or if you have any questions or problems registering.

How can I support financially?

There are several ways you can support this event financially.

  1. Give online here. Simply choose the Feed My Starving Children option.
  2. Place a gift in the offering basket marked for the Feed My Starving Children event or put it in an FMSC envelope.
  3. Bring a gift with you to the event in February.
Can my business be a sponsor for this event?

If you are a business owner and would like your business to be a sponsor for this event and receive some advertising benefit, please contact Eric Elton at

Where will the event be held?

This event will take place at the former Rainbow Foods in Apple Valley, at the corner of Cedar Ave. and Count Road 42.

What are the shift times?

9:30 – 11:30 am
12:30 – 2:30 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
7:30 – 9:30 pm

9:30 – 11:30 am
12:30 – 2:30 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
7:30 – 9:30 pm

9:30 – 11:30 am
12:30 – 2:30 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm Reserved for youth groups
7:30 – 9:30 pm

9:30 – 11:30 am
12:30 – 2:30 pm
3:00 – 4:45 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
7:30 – 9:30 pm

10:00 am – noon
12:30 – 2:30 pm
5:00 – 7:00 pm
8:00 – 10:00 pm

8:30 – 10:30 am
11:30 am – 1:30 pm
2:30 – 4:30 pm
5:30 – 7:30 pm

What are the ages of participants?

This event is designed to accommodate everyone between the ages of 4 and 104. It is a great event for young families to serve together. The adult to child ratio is 1:1 for ages 4-6. The adult to child ratio is 2 children to 1 adult for ages 7-8. There will be sit down positions available for those who are not able to stand for the two hour shift. Child care is available at many shifts for younger children.

Will child care be provided?

We are pleased to offer child care for many of the shifts at no charge for families who are interested in making this a family event. Child care will be provided for the shifts listed below for children up to 5 years old (if the 4- and 5-year-olds are not interested in packing meals). Registration is not necessary for the childcare.

Monday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Tuesday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 – 6:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Friday 5:00 – 7:00 pm
Saturday 8:30 – 10:30 am
Saturday 11:30 am – 1:30 pm

Who are the partners?

Partner Congregations:
All Saints Catholic Church
Berean Baptist Church
Casa de Oracion
Casa de Dios
Chapel Hill Baptist Church
Christus Victor Lutheran Church
Church of St. Joseph Catholic Church, Rosemount
Crossroads Eagan
Easter Lutheran
Faith Covenant Church
Family of Christ Lutheran Church
Hosanna! Lutheran Church
Lily of the Valley
Lord of Life Lutheran
Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd
Nativity Episcopal Church
Prince of Peace Lutheran Church
Risen Savior Catholic Church
River Hills Methodist
St. John Neumann Catholic Church
St. Johns the Baptist Catholic Church
St. Thomas Becket
Trinity Evangelical Free Church, Lakeville

Business/Community Sponsors:
Cataract Masonic Lodge
Doolittles Woodfire Grill Eagan
Fairview Foundation
Master Electric
Shakopee Mdewankanton Sioux
Quality Forklift
Tax Professionals
Valley GMC


About Feed My Starving Children
Feed My Starving Children is a non-profit Christian organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: children and adults hand-pack meals specifically formulated for malnourished children, and we ship these meals to nearly 70 countries around the world. FMSC is headquartered in Coon Rapids, MN. For more information visit

Additional Information
Visit the South Metro Meal Pack website at
Like the South Metro Meal Packing Event on Facebook.
Questions? Please contact Eric Elton at or 952-898-9377.

Eric Elton
Mission Outreach Director