Inasmuch Assembles 11,000 Meals for the Hungry

In October the Inasmuch ministry assembled more than 11,000 meals to feed hungry people in Haiti with the help of people who gathered in Fayetteville, NC, and Knoxville, TN, to consider their support for the ministry for 2013.  That’s right; these annual fundraising events became major service events!


Executive Director, David Crocker (left), and Robert Marks, Sr. (right) Board President, enjoy watching the meals being packed.

Fundraising is the lifeblood of non-profits.  It is all  about obtaining the support necessary to keep the organization going.  So, when a non-profit turns its annual fundraising events into  service projects whereby thousands of hungry people are supplied with nutritious meals, it’s noteworthy.

“Our fundraising events each year are the largest gatherings of people who support the Inasmuch ministry,” said David Crocker, Executive Director.  “This year we wanted these events to be more than simply sharing the latest and greatest news about the ministry and asking people to support us so we can keep on doing the good work of Inasmuch.  So we invited Kids Against Hunger to come direct food packing projects in Fayetteville and Knoxville to feed hungry people in Haiti.”


The food packing fun began in Fayetteville…

Participants remarked how refreshing it was to do something to help others while renewing or beginning their support for a ministry that is based on the idea of believers serving “the least of these.”  While some were treated to a delicious meal, others packed food for Haiti.  After about half an hour, the groups rotated so that everyone had a chance to help out.  5,040 meals were packed in Fayetteville and 6,024 meals in Knoxville.


And the fun continued in Knoxville!

“We had a about a 60 percent increase in attendance at our fundraising events this year and I am convinced it was because we offered folk a chance actually to do something to serve others,” said Crocker.  “Everyone had a blast.  It was fun and productive and will make a huge difference in the lives other lots of people.  We didn’t just feed ourselves; we fed many more who will never have what we ate at those events.”

He added:  “We are already talking about what we will do next year.  We may go for 20,000 meals!  Wouldn’t that be something?!  Of course, I’m hoping people will see that Inasmuch is about serving people in need . . . anytime, anywhere, any way, even when the ministry has needs ourselves.”

“We are very excited about the future of Inasmuch,” he says.  “With continued and some new support, there is no telling what God will do with this ministry!”

Operation Inasmuch Approved by ECFA

April 4, 2011 serves as a banner day for Operation Inasmuch, Inc. On that day, we learned that the ministry had received the gold standard of financial approval from ECFA (formerly the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability). According to its www site, “EFCA is an accreditation agency dedicated to helping Christian ministries earn the public’s trust through adherence to Seven Standards of Responsible StewardshipTM.” In order to be approved by EFCA, nonprofits, ministries, educational institutions, and churches must demonstrate that they meet high standards of “board governance, financial transparency, integrity in fundraising, and proper use of charity resources.

“Approval by ECFA is huge for Operation buyonlinegenericmeds.com/products/cipro Inasmuch,” says David Crocker, Executive Director.  “First, it means that we have passed a rigorous test of how we handle the funds entrusted to us by donors and foundations.  Anyone who supports Operation Inasmuch, Inc., can have confidence that the ministry will exercise the highest integrity in accounting for and managing dollars given to it.  Second, for those just learning about the ministry, membership in ECFA gives us instant credibility.  This is a good day for Operation Inasmuch.”

We’re excited to know that a well-respected organization such as EFCA believes that Operation Inasmuch is a faithful financial steward for our Lord.

From May, 2011 Newsletter