Hunger Ministries

Feed The Need 2020

Feed The Need!™ Illinois is the largest volunteer coalition of religious, education, civic, corporate and community organizations in the Kane/DuPage/Will county areas that come together each year to sponsor a Feed My Starving Children MobilePack. Bethlehem is ALL IN to join the fight against hunger and YOU are invited to help accomplish this goal: Over 5,000 volunteers packing over 1.2 million meals!

Last year, Bethlehem had 285 disciples serve together at various shifts at the FMSC Mobile pack (known as Feed the Need) throughout the weekend and raised over $5,500. Again this year, there are 6 shifts throughout the weekend of February 15-16, 2020 to volunteer at and we’d like to beat our awesome 2019 results.

To register for FTN2020, go to

For more information about FTN2020, go to 

Where: North Central College, Residence and Recreation Center, 440 S. Brainard St. Naperville, IL. 60540

– Saturday February 15, 2020 – 12:00-2:00, 3:30-5:30, 7:30-9:30
– Sunday February 16, 2020 – 9:00-11:00 am, 12:30-2:30, 4:00-6:00


Feed My Starving Children

Founded in 1987, Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children hungry in body and spirit. The approach is simple: volunteers hand-pack meals specially formulated for malnourished children, and we send them to partners around the world where they’re used to operate orphanages, schools, clinics and feeding programs to break the cycle of poverty. FMSC food has reached more than 70 countries in our history.

Bethlehem supports FMSC through arranging volunteers to attend a meal packing session.

For more information about FMSC, go to


Crop Walk

With its inception in 1969, CROP Hunger Walks are “viewed by many as the granddaddy of charity walks,” notes the Los Angeles Times (Oct. 26, 2009).

On October 17, 1969, a thousand people in Bismarck, ND, walked in what may have been the start of the hunger walks related to CROP – and raised $25,000 to help stop hunger. As far as we know, York County, Penn., was the first walk officially called the CROP Walk for the Hungry – and that event has been continuous since 1970. Several other CROP Hunger Walks occurred soon thereafter, and before long there were hundreds of Walks each year in communities nationwide.

Currently, well over 2,000 communities across the U.S. join in more than 1,300 CROP Hunger Walks each year. More than five million CROP Hunger Walkers have participated in more than 36,000 CROP Hunger Walks in the last two decades alone.

Bethlehem supports the Crop Walk by joining the Tri-Cities (Batavia, Geneva, St. Charles) CROP Hunger Walk in October of each year. To volunteer for this event, pleas fill out the online volunteer form by clicking here.

To learn more about the Crop Walk, click here.