South Metro Meal Pack 2023

Monday, January 23 – Saturday, January 28
Prince of Peace | Burnsville

Thank you to everyone who volunteered for the South Metro Meal Pack! We packed 1,232,064 meals! That’s 3,337 kids fed for a year!

Now we need to pay for the meals and to ship them there they are needed. Help us meet our $100,000 goal. Donate today.


The fundraising goal for the South Metro Meal Pack is $100,000.

There are several ways to contribute to the total cost of the event. You may place a check marked “FMSC”  in the offering dropbox in the Sanctuary at worship. You may give online using the button below – simply choose the Feed My Starving Children option. Or give by text using the instructions provided below.

Text giving is an easy way to support the South Metro Meal Pack event. Simply send a text to 833-410-0081 with the amount you would like to give followed by “FMSC.” Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. (Example: $20 FMSC)

If this is your first time using text to give, you’ll receive a text with a link to register. Click on the link and enter your cardholder name and credit or debit card information. Registration only takes a few minutes! Once your registration is complete, you will receive a text verification from Prince of Peace and an email receipt indicating the fund into which your donation was credited.


Thanks for all your help! Watch for details about the 2024 South Metro Meal Pack later this year.

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I sign up?

You can register for as many shifts as you’d like! Click the volunteer button above to create or log in to your FMSC account. Then reserve a spot for your group at one or more meal-packing shifts. Register your family, coworkers, classmates, teammates, boy scouts, girl scouts, book clubs, small group, etc! This is a meaningful way to show that God is still relevant and alive in the world today.

Email Dawn Ridgway 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. Simply choose the Feed My Starving Children option.
  2. Place a gift in the offering dropbox in the Sanctuary marked for the Feed My Starving Children event.
  3. Give by text to 833-410-0081 with the amount you would like to give followed by “FMSC.” Make sure to include the dollar sign before the amount. (Example: $20 FMSC)
  4. Bring a gift with you to the event.
Can my business be a sponsor for this event?

Yes! To be a sponsor for this event and receive valuable advertising benefit, please email Eric Elton.

Where will the event be held?

Prince of Peace Lutheran church host for the 2023 South Metro Meal Packing Event.

Prince of Peace Lutheran church
13801 Fairview Drive
Burnsville, MN 55337

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What are the shift times?

Mon Jan 23         6:00 – 8:30 pm-childcare

Tues Jan 24         9:30-11:30 am

                              12:30-2:30 pm

                              6:00 – 8:30 pm-childcare

Wed Jan 25         9:30-11:30 am

                              12:30-2:30 pm

                              5:00-6:45 pm-childcare

                              7:45 – 9:30 pm

Thur Jan 26         8:30 – 10:30 am

                              1:00 – 3:00 pm

                              6:00 – 8:30 pm-childcare

Fri Jan 27             10:00-12:00 pm

                              5:00 – 7:00 pm-childcare

                              8:00 – 10:00 pm

Sat Jan 28            8:00 – 10:00 am-childcare

                              11:00-1:00 pm-childcare

                              2:00 – 4:00 pm-childcare

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 children up to 5 years old (if the 4- and 5-year-olds are not interested in packing meals). Registration is not necessary for child care.

Child care details and schedule will be coming soon.

Who are the partners?

Partner Congregations:

All Saints Catholic

Berean Baptist

Farmington Lutheran


Lutheran Church of the Good Shepherd

Prince of Peace

Shepherd of the Valley

St. John’s Catholic

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

Eric Elton
Mission Outreach Director

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