Delivering Food, Shelter, and Hope to the Poorest of the Poor.

Food

WE FED THE HUNGRY AND NOURISHED SOULS

Cross International combats malnutrition by working directly with pastors and in-country Christian ministries, whose feeding programs serve impoverished children and families in Jesus’ name.

In 2016, Cross International supported Christian feeding outreaches in eight countries. This support included cash grants to 12 projects (not including school feeding projects categorized as education), plus shipments of food supplies to 20 trusted partners. These overseas partners met the immediate nutritional needs of the poor while playing a vital role in the church’s mission to lead souls to Jesus Christ.

For example, in Guatemala, we provided support for Hope of Life, a ministry that rescues starving children and nourishes them back to complete health. In Peru, we also supported a breakfast and lunch program for 230+ impoverished children attending Elohim Evangelical School. Beyond building up bodies weakened by malnutrition, food at school helps hungry students focus on their studies and get more out of their educational opportunities.

2016 FOOD FACTS

   Grants provided to 12 projects in

   6 countries (does not include projects categorized as education)

   Vitafood shipped to 21 partners in 8 countries

   8,691 Children receiving meals at education centers

   33 Education centers providing student meals

   245 Children, adults and elderly people served by community feeding programs

Impact Report
Hope of Life

Hope of Life Food – Project 0779 – Guatemala

In Guatemala, nearly half of children under the age of 5 suffer from chronic malnutrition — one of the highest malnutrition rates in the world. That’s why Cross International partnered with Carlos Vargas and his ministry Hope of Life to rescue 198 suffering children from starvation. Hope of Life ventures into the mountains of Zacapa to find malnourished children and nourish them back to health at the ministry’s hospital. After they are released from the hospital, children are monitored for the next three years, and their families are placed on a food distribution list.

Cross International

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