Feed My Starving Children

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Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) believes hope starts with food. As a Christian nonprofit, FMSC is dedicated to seeing every child whole in body and spirit. FMSC works with food distribution partners that stay with communities for the long haul, empowering them to move from relief to development.

Contact information

Mailing address:
Feed My Starving Children
401 93rd Avenue NW
Coon Rapids, MN 55433

Website: fmsc.org

Phone: 763-504-2919

Email: [email protected]

Organization details

EIN: 411601449

CEO/President: Mark Crea

Chairman: Bruce Gorter

Board size: 14

Founder: Richard Proudfit

Ruling year: 1989

Tax deductible: Yes

Fiscal year end: 02/28

Member of ECFA: No

Member of ECFA since:


As a Christian nonprofit organization, Feed My Starving Children is called to feed God's starving children hungry in body and spirit.

You will hear us say this again and again: "We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed." We truly mean this. This means reaching the hard-to-reach people and places, the "least of these." They will be found, and they will be fed.

With God's help we will work together with organizations and ministries across the globe to end hunger.

Mission statement

Feeding God's starving children hungry in body and spirit.

Statement of faith

As a Christian organization:

We believe there is one God in three persons: Father, Son and the Holy Spirit. He has directed us to help others in need.

We believe The Gospel is the reason Feed My Starving Children exists. We strive to listen for and follow the will of Jesus Christ every day in all we do.

We believe every child has a right to be fed a nutritious meal. "For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat." - Matthew 25:35

We believe when we "love our neighbors as ourselves," our lives are enriched. (Mark 12:31) The same is true when we graciously give our own time and resources to help others in need. "Give and it will be given to you." - Luke 6:38

We believe that partnering with other faith based and humanitarian organizations maximizes our ability to feed God's children and enables our partners to provide more sustainable community development.

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Financial efficiency ratings

Sector: Relief and Development

CategoryRatingOverall rankSector rank
Overall efficiency rating372 of 111235 of 90
Fund acquisition rating647 of 111451 of 90
Resource allocation rating370 of 111432 of 90
Asset utilization rating348 of 111231 of 90

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Balance sheet
Receivables, inventories, prepaids$8,996,776$6,483,330$4,439,179$4,728,095$7,136,357
Short-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Other current assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total current assets$29,017,012$33,830,136$31,169,580$16,509,869$15,532,432
Long-term investments$0$0$0$0$0
Fixed assets$3,700,515$3,759,146$3,976,140$4,790,862$5,525,160
Other long-term assets$5,732,481$2,308,313$1,011,413$78,630$87,305
Total long-term assets$9,432,996$6,067,459$4,987,553$4,869,492$5,612,465
Total assets$38,450,008$39,897,595$36,157,133$21,379,361$21,144,897
Payables and accrued expenses$4,885,765$5,416,053$5,964,404$4,203,977$4,372,822
Other current liabilities$0$0$0$0$2,997,366
Total current liabilities$4,885,765$5,416,053$5,964,404$4,203,977$7,370,188
Due to (from) affiliates$0$0$0$0$0
Other long-term liabilities$5,381,018$0$0$0$0
Total long-term liabilities$5,381,018$0$2,587,535$753,702$816,648
Total liabilities$10,266,783$5,416,053$8,551,939$4,957,679$8,186,836
Net assets20232022202120202019
Without donor restrictions$23,605,724$30,911,647$24,395,763$13,145,856$10,927,059
With donor restrictions$4,577,501$3,569,895$3,209,431$3,275,826$2,031,002
Net assets$28,183,225$34,481,542$27,605,194$16,421,682$12,958,061
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Total contributions$61,776,058$61,587,260$47,209,648$48,288,254$43,743,442
Program service revenue$0$272,100$2,720,500$0$0
Membership dues$0$0$0$0$0
Investment income$334,496$71,394$121,446$83,931$61,910
Other revenue$1,066,948$718,090$425,192$1,173,325$1,052,700
Total other revenue$1,401,444$1,061,584$3,267,138$1,257,256$1,114,610
Total revenue$63,177,502$62,648,844$50,476,786$49,545,510$44,858,052
Program services$61,687,762$49,276,435$32,792,167$41,391,879$40,633,548
Management and general$4,074,007$3,366,886$2,795,369$3,455,804$3,171,071
Total expenses$69,980,301$56,099,737$38,554,114$48,384,958$47,121,390
Change in net assets20232022202120202019
Surplus (deficit)($6,802,799)$6,549,107$11,922,672$1,160,552($2,263,338)
Other changes in net assets$0$0$0$0$0
Total change in net assets($6,802,799)$6,549,107$11,922,672$1,160,552($2,263,338)


Mark CreaCEO$318,755
Andy CarrVP of Development & Market$212,273
Dan Stennes-RognessVP of Finance/CFO$167,594
Jeanie PicardiVP of Human Resources$167,554
Lisa StenderVP of Manufacturing$167,548
Joel HowellsVP of Supply Chain$143,760
Matthew MuraskiVP of Intl Programs & Supp$114,353
Jignore ObrandVP of Intl Programs & Supp$108,047

Compensation data as of: 2/28/2023

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The information below was provided to MinistryWatch by the ministry itself. It was last updated 5/1/2023. To update the information below, please email: [email protected]


Since our founding in 1987, Feed My Starving Children has given hope in Jesus' name in the form of nutritious MannaPack meals to so many who are hungry around the world. We ask His blessing and your support in the years ahead as we continue on, until all are fed.


Challenged by needs he saw on a mission trip to Honduras in 1982, late Minnesota businessman Richard Proudfit heard God say, "If you've seen my starving children, feed them." Feed My Starving Children was founded in 1987 and began working to develop an effective and nutritious meal formula.


With the help of a team of Cargill food scientists and colleagues from General Mills and Pillsbury, a vitamin-and-mineral fortified rice meal was created specifically for malnourished children around the age of five years old. FMSC changed the name from "Fortified Rice Soy Casserole" to MannaPack Rice in 2008.


After bottles, cartons and machine-canning were ruled out, a timely donation came: 1 million plastic bags from a discontinued Green Giant product. Board members trial-packed a few bags and today's volunteer meal-packing model was born. In 2005, productivity jumped 40% when engineers recommended volunteers form "cells" around the funnel.


Volunteers were recruited to help pack meals for FMSC's first major shipment of MannaPack Rice to a pediatric hospital in Rwanda, Africa, via FMSC partner Operation Blessing. Meals were then sent to Haiti via Mercy Ships, then to Belarus and Paraguay. FMSC food has reached more than 70 countries through hundreds of food distribution partners. More than 99% of meals have arrived safely.


For many years, FMSC struggled to produce 2-3 million meals a year. The founder left the organization in 1998 to start a different charity. In December 2003, the board rededicated FMSC to Christ and hired current Executive Director/CEO Mark Crea in April 2004. Prayer became a priority every day. Support increased dramatically.


One site in Brooklyn Park, Minn. expanded to two with a site in Eagan, Minn. Other expansions rapidly followed: Chanhassen, Minn. in 2006; Aurora, Ill. in 2008; Schaumburg, Ill. in 2010; Tempe, Ariz. in 2011; Libertyville, Ill. in November 2012; and Richardson, TX in July 2018. In 2009 the Brooklyn Park HQ and packing site moved to its current location in Coon Rapids, Minn. In 2015 the Tempe packing site moved to Mesa, Ariz., in 2019 the Eagan, MN packing site expanded and the Schaumburg, Illin. site is about to relocate to expand. FMSC opened a warehouse in Norcross, Ga. in 2014 and Middletown, Penn. in 2015.


Youth Encounter (YE) asked FMSC to bring a service experience to 300 students gathering in Kansas City, Mo. It was successful, and YE asked for more events. FMSC MobilePack events were born.


While visiting an FMSC partner in Haiti, staff member Meghan Howard bought several hand-beaded bracelets from a group of young artisans. She then purchased 100 bracelets made by women in the Democratic Republic of the Congo to sell at FMSC. In a matter of days, they sold out and generated $500 for the artisans. FMSC bought more and sold more, and FMSC's MarketPlace began.

In fiscal year '16/'17, FMSC supported 1,951 local artisans in countries that receive FMSC meals and FMSC MarketPlace sales provided 5,263,360 meals.

2008 - 2010 - POTATO FORMULAS

FMSC collaborated with leading HIV nutritionist Cade Fields-Gardner, MS, RDN, LDN, CD, to develop MannaPack Potato-D, the world's first and only food to treat diarrhea, a leading killer of children worldwide. When orphanages began using the smooth formula to feed infants, FMSC modified the formula to create Potato-W, a weaning food that provides complete nutrients for babies 7-12 months old.


FMSC's CROPPS (Coalition of Relief Organizations Promoting Practical Solutions) sustainability initiative launched in Nicaragua in 2011 to develop relationships between FMSC partners working in the same country and other like-minded organizations to collaborate on best practices in food aid, agricultural development, government, ministry and more. CROPPS groups are currently established in Nicaragua, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Liberia, Philippines, Honduras, El Salvador and Swaziland.


FMSC initiated a short-term, highly targeted project (1-3 years) called PBFA (Project Based Food Assistance) to bring church, government and community leaders together in a comprehensive campaign to eliminate hunger at its roots in a specific community. Projects are currently underway in the Philippines and Dominican Republic.

2017 - THEN & NOW

1994 - 2,409 volunteers packed 400,000 meals

2017 - More than 1.2 million volunteers packed more than 333 million meals

Program accomplishments

Because of You in 2022/23:
1,225,983 kids fed for a year
910,553 volunteers across the U.S.
1,809 artisans employed by FMSC MarketPlace partners
447,483,816 total meals produced