Events

 

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FEED MY PEEPS is honored that Becky Stephens has joined as a member on our Board of Directors.  She is a cancer survivor with a ginormous heart to serve others.  Becky is a Hospice Nurse dedicated to helping families as a loved one crosses over.  She also has a seasoned background of working as a Psychiatric Nurse Manager and Emergency Room Nurse.  Becky was awarded Employee of the Year for her dedication and love toward her patients.

Becky received a four year diploma from Living Faith Training Center in Manassas, Virginia.  She is now leading an Alumnni Class to help graduates continue to stay connected and go deeper in their walk with the Lord.

Becky has served and ministered to the homeless in Manassas and Woodbridge for two years.  She brings the message the First Sunday of each month to a homeless camp.

Becky organized a food drive which successfully brought over 1,000 items to a local small trailer park.  It was such a blessing to kick start this pantry for a neglected community.

Please welcome and congratulate Becky as she helps to lead our little charity that could in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

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FEED MY PEEPS takes a team of loving volunteers into Washington, DC monthly.  We offer hugs, hope and a hand up to those in need.  We serve clothes, food, toiletries, shoes and even stuffed animals to our homeless friends in Franklin Square.  We share the love of Christ to the lost.  We would love your help?  Can you host a jeans drive for us?  Jeans are Gold.  We’re always seeking bottled water and prepacked snacks.  Jump in and join us for street outreach.  You really can’t put a price tag on compassion.  Please contact Jaxs at 314-452-8578 for dates and more information.

DC OUTREACH Team

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We’re proud to introduce Jennifer Young to the FEED MY PEEPS family.  She will help lead us in our outreach efforts in Northern Virginia and Washington, DC.

Jennifer is a nutrition and health expert based in Virginia.  Her focus is on maintaining wellness through natural means and supplementation on resolving issues, such as, gastrointestinal distress, autoimmune distress and food allergies.  Her skills are also sought by athletes and parents  who participate in competitive sports.  Her clientele is diverse, as almost anyone can benefit from her knowledge and services.

Jennifer is passionate to help the homeless community and those struggling with abusive relationships.  Jennifer knows first hand how to be a survivor and is fortunate to help in local outreach efforts, civic groups and food pantries.  She has a heart for philanthropy.

Congratulations and Welcome!

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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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Orphans in Africa

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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

We’re thrilled to share our official letter from the Commonwealth of Virginia to conduct business.  We’ve worked hard for this registration and are grateful to the State Corporation Commission for acknowledging our little charity.  FEED MY PEEPS feels the love here in Northern Virginia.

 

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FEED MY PEEPS is honored to welcome our new Board Member Holly Cunningham. In 2001, St. Louis native Holly Cunningham launched Hollyberry Catering. Under her leadership, the company has grown to become one of the largest catering companies in the St. Louis area, according to St. Louis Business Journal, and is the preferred caterer at more than 30 top area venues.

Holly is committed to the St. Louis community. During the 2010 and 2009 holiday seasons, she partnered with St. Patrick’s Center and its BEGIN New Venture Center to create the “Gifts that Give Back!” Program. In 2008, Holly established a mentoring program with Big Brothers/Big Sisters. In 2012, Hollyberry partnered with SSM Cardinal Glennon Children’s Medical Center and Dierbergs Market, Inc. to create “Home Run Bars,” an all-natural, made-from-scratch bar that was the official snack of the 2012 “Homers for Health” initiative.

Holly has been named to the St. Louis Business Journal’s prestigious “40 under 40” list, as well as its “30 under 30” list. She is a member of Les Dames d’Escoffier, a society of professional women leaders in the field of food. Hollyberry has been featured in Paula Dean’s Holiday Baking collector’s edition, Hollyberry cookies have been featured on The Rachael Ray Show as the “Snack of the Day” and named “best” by St. Louis Magazine. Holly was the 2002 Small Business Administration’s Young Entrepreneur of the Year and is a past finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award.

Holly and her husband, Guy, are parents to twin, “tween” daughters, Genevieve and Isabelle. Together they enjoyed participating in a variety of family activities including spending time in the country, sailing and fitness.

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.

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Grandma Nora’s Special Blankets

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.

Puppy Love on the streets of St. Lou.

Emily and Wayne have joined FEED MY PEEPS in weekly Saturday Outreach serving our homeless friends on the streets of St. Lou.  Emily and Wayne own Pamper Your Pooch which is a dog grooming business in South City. They have a heart for animals and know that puppy therapy is pure unconditional love.  We see homeless kids that should be playing in their own yard; however, due to unknown circumstances are on the streets with a parent.  Emily and Wayne bring their dog Joey along which brings an immediate smile.

Thank you Emily and Wayne for helping us in ministry as we collectively help to make a difference to those in need.

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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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FEED MY PEEPS was blessed to share with Pastor Rebekka Smith at Higher Heights Ministry in North City on February 7th.  We hosted a day of love sharing toys, books, shoes, clothes, household treasures and great eats to a neglected community near Fairground Park.  It’s simply good in our hood!

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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!”

 

Pastries

THANK YOU to Piccione Pastry for honoring FEED MY PEEPS on December 11th as part of Pastries with a Purpose program.  We can collectively serve those in need because you care.

Aunt Janet, Grandma Sue, and Chef Tony enjoyed a Cappuccino and Cannoli from our friend Darryl.

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