Today, you can bring hope to hungry families struggling through the COVID-19 crisis!
Building a resilient community takes years, but a family straining under the pressure of food shortages, lack of healthcare, and job loss
need food today—and for tomorrow.
You can help meet their immediate needs and provide long-term solutions.
Your gift will help deliver food packs with essential food items, and provide seeds, livestock, and training to help families grow vegetables, collect farm-fresh products, and sell extras to the community—a long-term source of nutrition and income.
Will you help vulnerable families power through this pandemic?
HOW WE ARE RESPONDING
Keep staff and community members safe. FH staff all over the world are working from home whenever possible, but still working to roll out the educational components (workshops, training) of programs and stay in regular contact with community leaders. For essential services (food aid drop-offs or medical supplies deliveries), staff wear masks and maintain their distance.
Provide essential lifesaving services to communities.
FH remains committed to its mission to implement lifesaving services in health and hygiene, while ramping up food distribution services. As families struggle with income loss and food insecurity, food “care pack” distribution has become important. FH’s agricultural and livestock programs also continue to address these needs.
Reduce the spread.
FH has scaled up WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene) programmes and disease prevention education, providing a supply of personal protective equipment, soap, and sanitizer to those who need it most. As well, new handwashing stations are being installed across communities.
The impact on the most vulnerable communities will lead to heightened educational, social, economic, and political challenges. FH has helped many communities enact disaster prepared plans, and is working to understand and mitigate these new challenges while preparing to implement early recovery programs.
When the COVID-19 pandemic began to grip us all and spread into the developing world, many families in Food for the Hungry partner communities feared for their future.
Parents lost jobs and food supply lines halted. Families felt the pressure.
But Liv and her four-year-old daughter, Kihn from Troprang Prasat, Cambodia, were given a solution to this problem.
Through her involvement in FH workshops, Liv received seedlings and training on how to plant and nurture a simple household garden to grow fresh veggies. She was also able to get a couple of chickens that produced chicks and are now laying eggs.
Today, Liv and Kihn enjoy a steady supply of mangoes, lettuce, eggplants, and onions —which they eat alongside the fresh eggs they collect daily. Their flock will grow and soon they should have enough extra eggs to sell on the side. As the COVID-19 pandemic continues to wreak havoc across their country’s economy, Liv and Kihn will not go hungry.
No one deserves to go hungry. There are still many families struggling to make ends meet as the pandemic continues to jeopardize food security. Your gift will help bring immediate food aid to hungry families, and provide long-term food sources for families like Liv and Kihn.