My goal this year was to have my family and I give back in as many ways as we could. One of places that I’ve had on my radar was Feed My Starving Children. Their mission is really simple yet impactful: “We want to reach everyone, until ALL are fed.”  So the day after Thanksgiving, I signed up the family to volunteer at the Schaumburg, Illinois location. The entire experience from beginning to end was amazing and we left feeling like our work was impactful. Read all our our experience at Feed My Starving Children.

GETTING STARTED AT Feed My Starving Children


I registered online for my entire family to volunteer. We had no problems finding the warehouse with our GPS. Once we arrived, we donned our hairnet, took off our jewelry, and checked in electronically. Once we were done we sat on the benches until orientation. The process was very easy and straightforward.

Listen, learn, and wash up

There’s a quick orientation and video with an overview of what to do. The orientation leader was so energetic and pumped everyone up! Love it!

Get packing!

The kids were ready to go! After a few minutes, we got in the groove of things and scooped away. I loved that kids could get involved. Everyone had a job whether it was scooping vitamins, soy, or rice, but we all worked as a team together. While we were packing, they blasted the music which added to fun ambiance overall. We worked for an hour and 45 minutes and it literally felt like 30 minutes. Even the kids said the time flew! After our time was up, we were given cleaning instructions and sat back at the orientation room to find out how many boxes we packed. We were all very happy to have helped that many kids.

Go shopping

As we exited, we passed through the gift shop. Everything was so cute and adorable! Most of the items were handcrafted from people around the world. These would make a wonderful present! The purchases also benefit FMSC. A win-win in my book! You can also pay a donation to help feed a child for a year.

Stay tuned for an email

As mentioned in the orientation, I received a followup email letting us know where our food went. So cool!

FINAL THOUGHTS OF Feed My Starving Children 

If you can do so, I would definitely sign up to help. I love that families with children can help out. This was such an amazing experience that we plan on doing every year (possibly even more!)


  • Leave your jewelry at home. If not, they have ziploc bags that you can put them in.
  • Sign up ahead of time. Many of the time slots fill up quickly!
  • This would be perfect as a holiday activity!


Location:740 Wiley Farm Court, Schaumburg, IL 60173


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