Feed the 5000

Feeding the Five Thousand Two fish and five loaves of bread and the words

A child holds up bags of food while wearing a Children of the Nations apron.
Help­ing with pack­ag­ing meals in the Mt. Olive Fel­low­ship Hall.

Child using a fork to eat food from a bowl

Mount Olive Luther­an Church and the Yaki­ma com­mu­ni­ty have joined with Chil­dren of the Nations to pack­age meals to send to Chil­dren of the Nations cen­ters since 2008 in our Feed­ing the 5000 min­istry.

Since then, here at Mount Olive Luther­an Church, we have pack­aged more than 229,000 meals that con­sist of rice, lentils, spice, dehy­drat­ed veg­eta­bles, & chick­en pro­tein pow­der.  These meals only cost twen­ty five cents each.

After the meals have been pack­aged they are shipped to one Chil­dren of the Nations cen­ters in either Haiti, Malawi, Sierre Leone, Ugan­da, or the Domini­can Repub­lic.

Line of people in Sierra Leone waiting to pick up a cardboard box of meals and two people in front are carrying boxes
Our food being dis­trib­uted in Sier­ra Leone.

Year-long Effort

A dozen people standing in front of a trailer loaded with bins or recycling materials

Through­out the year the Mt Olive com­mu­ni­ty rais­es funds through recy­cling, pota­to feeds, omelet feeds, dessert auc­tions, and many oth­er events.  The effort cul­mi­nates each year on pack­ag­ing day when the ingre­di­ents are mixed and bagged to be made ready for ship­ment to one of the coun­tries served.

Con­tact the church office (509) 966‑2190 if you are inter­est­ed in help­ing with any of the Feed the 5000 activ­i­ties or fund rais­ers.

Drawing of a person giving food to another and the words

People standing with aprons on and a funnel in the conter


These are some of the activ­i­ties that have become annu­al events each year to raise the nec­es­sary funds and pre­pare for actu­al­ly putting meals togeth­er on pack­ag­ing day.

Golfers watching while one gets ready to swing with trees in backgroundGolf Tournament


Recycling Group of leaders with recycling materials on trailer

Potato Feed

Bunko Party Three red dice and the words

Packaging DayYoung ladies packaging meals


Burger Bonanza

Dessert Auction

Table covered with pies, cakes and other baked goods

Picture of an omelet close-up showing a variety of ingredients inside the omeletOmelet Feed

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