HOW WE STARTED IN AFRICA

Koech, Tracey, Jaxs Kenya

God gave me FEED MY PEEPS on a mountain in Kenya Africa 2011.  We had no idea that this special boy named James Koech would change our lives forever.  God wanted Koech more.  He passed away after returning to his family in Africa.  We serve now in three states because Koech showed me hungry kids and little ones with no clothes in the remote areas of Kenya.  God has no boundaries.  We serve because of Koech and Matthew 25:35.  Please read more about our testimony with Koech by clicking on “WHO WE ARE.”koech village parae

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Birthday Cake in Kenya

Orphans in Africa

DC STREET OUTREACH

Kim Love so radically

FEED MY PEEPS takes an outreach team of volunteers into the streets of Washington, DC monthly.  We share food, clothes, blankets, shoes and toiletries to the displaced community of DC.  This is a wonderful serving opportunity to share kindness and compassion to those less fortunate.  Please call Jaxs at 314-452-8578 to find out our next outreach date.  We would love your help.   We love so radically they wonder why.

 

Here’s our wish list:

Wish list for winter

Praise Report

a reason to help

I met a special person at a homeless camp in Northern Virginia not long ago that had made some poor decisions. This person worked really hard to stay focused and finally landed gainful employment. We have a great team that has offered this dear person a hand up and not a hand out.  I moved this wonderful friend from a tent and a tarp to a secure roof with a real bathroom today. This friend loves the Lord and has a fresh start. Homelessness has no zip code. Homelessness doesn’t mean hopelessness. I’m so grateful to be part of the journey to plant seeds and watch God harvest exceedingly and abundantly. Keep on Serving, Jaxs

SERVING SUNDAYS IN MANASSAS, VA

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Please join us for “Serving Sunday” as we share in outreach with our homeless friends in Manassas, Virginia.  We set up weekly on Sunday’s at 12:30pm followed at 1pm with a meal and fellowship.  We’re a collective group of volunteers loving on peeps right next to their camp sites.

We’re always collecting the following: backpacks, small toiletries, tents, insect repellent, flashlights, batteries, prepackaged snacks, Gatorade, bottle water, large trash bags disposable plates and utensils.

We’re collecting the following clothing items {men and women) for the warm summer months:  flip flops, tennis shoes, underwear, tee shirts, jeans, and shorts.

This is a great way for groups to get involved by hosting collection drives for FEED MY PEEPS.  We offer a hand up and not a hand out.  We know sometimes it’s important to just be present and listen.

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Grandma Nora’s Special Blankets

Brittany and her Grandma Nora put a lot of love in making their handmade special blankets. In honor of Grandma Nora’s memory, Brittany gifted FEED MY PEEPS with over a hundred blankets. We blessed them out during Serving Saturday outreach to our homeless friends on the streets of St. Lou. Thank you Britt for sharing the love to keep everyone warm.

Grandma Nora's Special Blankets
Grandma Nora’s Special Blankets

One Peep At A Time

One Peep at A TimeHot off the Press – Jacki’s new book, One Peep At A Time.  Readers will discover an inspirational testimony of how one person can impact the life of another – which ripples out to others. FEED MY PEEPS began in Kenya, Africa with a teenage boy named Koech. He impacted the author’s life, which stirred her heart to serve those in need. Koech passed away at a young age but the difference he made in this world is immeasurable through a little charitable organization called FEED MY PEEPS. One bag of beans, one bag of rice or even one pan of pasta can serve a village or community just “One Peep at a Time.”

“I pray this story will inspire others to step out of their comfort zone to serve those less fortunate,” states the author. “One act of kindness can create a ripple effect which can impact a community. Compassion is contagious and does not have a price tag.”

Jacki Lynne Dirksmeyer is the director of FEED MY PEEPS, which originated in St. Louis, Missouri. She has a seasoned background in hospitality, culinary and ministry. Jacki was awarded the Local Food Hero Award from Gardens to Tables at St. Louis University in 2013. FEED MY PEEPS has also expanded to the Northern Virginia and Washington, DC areas. Jacki has sown culinary seeds and the harvest is abundant as the network of chefs and market places generously support the movement of FEED MY PEEPS.

The book is available online through Xulon Press, Amazon, and Barnes and Noble.  Retailers may order One Peep At A Time through Ingram Book Company or Spring Arbor Book Distributors.

SERVING SATURDAYS

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Please join us for Serving Saturdays on the streets of St. Lou.  We bless out clothing, blankets, snacks and toiletries to our displaced friends.  We offer a hand up not a hand out.  We serve with dignity and love.

Can you host a jean drive for us?  Jeans are gold!!

We serve every Saturday on the corner of 14th and Olive (across from the library) Downtown from 8:00am – 10am.

Please call Jacki (314) 452-8578 if you wish to volunteer for outreach with us.  Serving is Contagious!

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Sharing with our friends at Mission: St. Louis

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It was a pleasure to serve our friends at Mission:  St. Louis who are in the Job and Leadership Training Program.  Thank you Jennifer, Ashley and Lisa for serving a hearty and healthy meal to the men.

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Letter of testimony from Amy Primm, Job and Leadership Training Operations Manager at Mission:  St. Louis:

“FEED MY PEEPS has been a wonderful partner with Mission:  St. Louis to provide meals for our Job and Leadership Training program.  By using tablecloths, china and table decorations, they transform a classroom into a fancy dining room and make our students and volunteers feel like special guests of honor.  We are thankful that they are able to connect with community resources to provide quality meals for our program.  FEED MY PEEPS makes our students feel appreciated and well cared for by serving them a delicious meal!”