Did you know that Moms on the Run gives back more than 10% of its profit to charity? When Karissa Johnson founded Moms on the Run in 2008, she and her husband Ben wanted to make sure they donated portions of the company's profit to charities doing important, God-honoring work to help those in need.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC), the largest recipient of our donations, does incredible work around the globe to help meet the basic need of nutrition. On Nov. 10, several members of Moms on the Run and their guests attended the FMSC gala at the Minneapolis Convention Center. They heard several stories about the unimaginable: devastated communities in war-torn Burma whose kids are left to die or sold into slavery or sex trafficking simply because their families can't afford to feed them; how 99.8% of two billion meals that have been packed safely reach their destination despite great physical obstacles; and how FMSC food is literally saving lives, such as Nelson in Haiti, who was unable to walk because he was so malnourished and now is a thriving, beautiful boy. Watch his video story.
One of our goals at Moms on the Run is to inspire the next generation of healthy families. Because of your participation in Moms on the Run, we've been able to save the lives of four villages, or 500+ children, around the world.
Some interesting facts:
333,447,912 meals packed last year (Exceeded 2 billionth meal packed in FMSC history!)
Cost of one meal: 22 cents (seventh straight year with no increase)
913,555 children fed every day
More than 90% of total donations spent directly on feeding programs
1.2+ million volunteers
99.8% meals safely reach intended destinations
$80 feeds a child for a year
$365 feeds a family for a year
$1,800 provides a pallet of food
$10,000 feeds a village