Friday, May 6, 2011

Bag for a Cause

We have this great organization here in MN called Feed My Starving Children. Here is a little bit about it.

From its beginnings, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) has worked to develop a food mixture that would be easy and safe to transport, simple to make with only boiling water, and culturally acceptable worldwide.

With the input of scientists from major food companies in the Twin Cities area—including Cargill and General Mills—FMSC developed MannaPackTM-Rice, a formula consisting of:

1. Rice, the most widely accepted grain around the world.
2. Extruded soy nuggets, providing maximum protein at lowest cost.
3. Vitamins, minerals and a vegetarian chicken flavoring to give growing children the critical nutritional elements they need.
4. Dehydrated vegetables for flavor and nutrition.

Packaged in small pouches—each of which provides six highly nutritious meals—this easy-to-prepare food blend has won rave reviews all over the world. While the formula was designed to save the lives of severely malnourished and starving children, the ingredients also improve the health, growth and physical well-being of children who are no longer in immediate danger of starvation. A team of food scientists continues to monitor the FMSC formula to ensure that it meets nutritional needs for the world’s hungry children.

A single bag of food—which provides meals for six children—costs around $1.15 to produce, and 94 percent of all donations to FMSC goes directly toward the food program. (source)

That last line is what makes FMSC stand apart from other organizations: 94% goes directly toward the food program. Most of the staff are volunteers and they don't spend any money on advertising. They squeeze every penny (literally! they will take your pennies!), just so one more child can be fed a nutritious meal and survive another day.

Jill purchased this bag from the FMSC marketplace and it will support 35 children. We are sending the bag around so look out for it with some other bloggers! If you want to read a bit more, head to the post here. Also, Jill's still adding to the list of bloggers so if you want to join, head to her page and send her an email!

Here's how I styled it... kind of an urban safari :)


Outfit Details:
Shirt, jeans - Thrifted
Belt - stolen from my mom
Necklaces - both Forever 21

It's for a cause Friday people!


  1. how did i not see her original post? i will head over there now! you look great, as always!

  2. Thanks! It is really a great cause and I'm glad Jill@spoilsofwear:disqus thought of it!

  3. Thanks, Erin! I love how simple and classy you styled it (I could really use a deep purple shirt like that!). AND that you added a tan belt...not sure why, but to me this bag screams "wear me with TAN!" when I wore it with my tan boots. I think because it's earthy or something...I don't know.

    I'll link this up in my next post and add you to the TBFC page!

  4. Yeah that's how I felt too. Like the African print wanted to be worn with tan... I get what you mean!