When you give by Easter Sunday, April 17, every dollar you give up to $500,000 will be matched with a dollar’s worth of food to feed even more hungry children. This means your gift for food will go further to feed more malnourished children like Lucas in Honduras.
Imagine never having enough food to feed your hungry children and living in a flimsy shack that could collapse with a well-placed kick. This was reality for Omari and his worried mother, Nola. She prayed for God to protect her little ones.
Every child deserves daily bread.
You are reading this right now because you believe that having access to nutritious food is a basic human right. Because of the support of deeply caring donors like you, Food For The Poor provides relief and sustainable solutions to impoverished families in the Caribbean and Latin America who desperately want to feed their children.
In Haiti, 3-year-old Leonella is starving. Her thin, rust-tinged hair and stunted growth are the telltale signs of severe malnutrition. Her mother, Viergelie, does the best she can but constantly worries about her precious little girl. And as she watches Leonella suffer more each day, Viergelie is afraid that unless her little one receives proper nutrition soon, she will edge even closer to becoming a tragic statistic.
In Haiti, the toll of human suffering is unimaginable. Millions of homeless, exhausted and scared families continue to live in total uncertainty, desperate for food, water and critical aid after a 7.2-magnitude earthquake rocked this impoverished island nation in August, leaving over 2,200 dead and thousands more injured.
Faced with a looming humanitarian crisis as food and water supplies disappear, mothers are frantic to feed and care for their children.
In these devastating living conditions, children are vulnerable to the tragic effects of malnutrition.
In Haiti, 4-year-old Roberson has lived with the pain of hunger every day of his young life. The few spoonfuls of boiled leaves and watery broth is not enough to fill the constant ache in his empty belly. But it is all his mother had to give.
Lacking food for her children is a constant source of sorrow for Wideline, who tries the best she can to survive from one day to the next. “I can’t feed my babies,” Wideline said. “I want to cry all the time.”
In Haiti, Genèse struggles to feed her two little ones. The family suffers for days without even a cup of rice. She feels a loving mother’s anguish at watching Antonio, 5, and Kenley, 15 months, plead for something to eat.
Children like Sephora need proper nutrition to grow up healthy. Living in destitute poverty means the future is uncertain, especially in Haiti, where conditions grow more desperate each day and the need for depleting resources continues to rise.
The hardest part of Yesenia’s daily struggle is finding food for her two little boys, Erick, 8, and Franklin, 3. Jobs are scarce in Nicaragua where they live and there is no steady income.
In Jamaica, Yanique would wake up every day desperately wondering how she would feed her family. She had no money to buy food and she was very worried about 2-month-old Kaleela, who was nursing.