The United Nations World Food Programme recently reported that food aid to the world’s poor is at a 20-year low, yet the number of hungry people is at the highest level ever — 1 billion. Part of the problem is countries such as the U.S. have cut back their aid because of economic woes, leaving millions of poor without food.
Recent reports of severe food shortages in Guatemala and intense famine in Kenya and other East African countries have only reinforced the idea that world hunger has reached a crisis level.
We are responding to this pervasive need by providing tens of thousands of meals to the poor through our Christian ministry partners around the globe. We ship containers of nutrient-rich food packets, support school feeding programs, and provide food for nutrition centers and feeding programs for the sick, elderly, and orphaned.
World hunger may seem like a problem too big to tackle, but we’ve seen firsthand that sometimes just one meal can mean the difference between life and death. For Michael, a Zambian AIDS orphan, it was a handful of meals that saved his life.
Michael’s mother died when he was 2 months, leaving him all alone. At just 3 pounds, he was barely clinging to life.
Just when it seemed that Michael would befall the fate of so many innocent children orphaned by the AIDS pandemic, his life was saved by ADNZ Home-Based Care, a Christian ministry, who with our support, provides food and medical care to the AIDS-affected poor in Zambia.
Michael, who now lives with his aunt, receives a steady supply of milk through the program, which is helping him recover from severe malnutrition. He is 6 months old and weighs 11 pounds. The meals he received, though few in comparison to the millions needed around the world, meant the world to Michael. They saved his life!
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