Hope begins with a meal.

We feed more than 145,000 children in 11 nations. Nutritious food opens doors for education, clean water, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, children are fed in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, Guatemala, South Africa and Tanzania.

Why Feed Children?

The goal of our Children’s Feeding Initiative is to see lives changed as we promote healthy children and communities that are free from poverty and hunger. Many of the children enrolled in our initiative have their only meal of the day at school — a meal provided by Convoy of Hope and our numerous partners.

We believe that the children we feed are essential members of their communities who can, one day, become leaders who bring positive change to their countries by breaking the cycle of poverty and hunger.  To accomplish our goal, we use the daily meal as a starting point to build strong, loving communities that have clean water, healthy living environments, education and livelihood opportunities.

Our Impact

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    146,676

    Children enrolled in Children’s Feeding Initiative.
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    11

    Countries where we feed children.
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    102,484

    Children who are fed each school day.
  • $120

    (on average) to feed a child for an entire school year through Convoy.
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    Life transformed every time a child is enrolled in our Children’s Feeding Initiative.

Our Approach

  • Nutritious Meals

    We feed and monitor the health and growth of children each day in far-flung places such as El Salvador, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Ethiopia, South Africa, Guatemala, Tanzania and the Dominican Republic. We implement appropriate sustainability programs based on the needs represented in each country.

  • Clean and Safe Water

    Clean water is life sustaining. That’s why Convoy of Hope has committed to the collection of water, distribution of water filtration systems, and training and equipping local partners where safe water is not available.

  • Healthy Living Environments

    Dangerous structures and improper sanitation can derail a child’s life. We create healthy living environments by teaching appropriate sanitation practices, completing school rehabilitation projects and showing locals how to build proper latrines.

Experts in the field

Kevin Rose

Senior Director -- Children’s Feeding Initiatives

Kevin Rose joined the team in 2009 and was instrumental to our response to the 7.0 Haiti earthquake January 2010. Since, Rose has helped enrollment in the children’s feeding initiative scale from less than 20,000 children to more than 145,000.

Program Spotlight

feedONE

If you can’t feed 100 people, then just feed one.

feedONE is a passionate, creative community dedicated to eradicating hunger one person at a time. We believe if the emerging generation is unleashed to solve the world’s great challenges, they will produce a whole new world. The world is rich with complex problems ranging from conflict to disease, and the way forward is not always clear. However, we believe when it comes to one of mankind’s most fundamental needs, the solution is clear; let’s all just feedONE other person.

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Kelly Nesvold trains to run 100 miles. Kelly Nesvold trains to run 100 miles.

Running with Purpose

In a world full of adventure races, marathons and 5K events, many exercise enthusiasts find themselves asking, “What’s the point?”

Kelly Nesvold, 39, was one of those people. Nesvold and a group of friends got together and started competing in different events like the Tough Mudder, a half marathon and even a 50 kilometer trail run.

While Nesvold enjoyed spending time with his friends and getting in shape, he found himself asking that very question —”What’s the point?” Other than personal gain, there was really nothing inspiring him to compete.

Early in 2014, Nesvold got the idea to run 100 miles — with a purpose. He decided to raise money for kids all over the world and set a hefty goal of $25,000, which would feed 100,000 children in Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding Initiative for a week.

He trained for months. The event took place on October 11 when he left St. Paul, Minn. around 6:00 a.m. and was prepared to run for the next 24-plus hours.

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Along the route, friends, family members and even strangers joined in on his mission to end world hunger. “It gets pretty emotional when you run for so long,” recalls Nesvold. “It made a huge difference to have that support.”

Nesvold crossed the finish line on Sunday, October 12 in Austin, Minn., —27 hours after he started the race— and was greeted with cheers of support. Nesvold ended up crushing his fundraising goal and brought in over $33,000 to feed kids around the world.

“Raising money for the kids has been phenomenal,” says Nesvold.

He hopes his mission to help others will encourage people everywhere to do the same. He also hopes to set an example for his children that there are no limitations to what you can do when helping others.

While Nesvold will be taking it easy for a while, he reflects on his experience, “It’s made me a  much stronger person. I’m glad I could step up and do my part.”

To learn more about Nesvold’s journey, visit http://100m4hunger.com/

 

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Kayla, an emloyee of DMP, donates a portion of her salary to support feedONE, a Convoy of Hope initiative. Kayla, an emloyee of DMP, donates a portion of her salary to support feedONE, a Convoy of Hope initiative.

Going to work to feed kids

Employees of Digital Monitoring Products in Springfield, Mo., have committed to raising more than $27,000 to support feedONE, a Convoy of Hope initiative focused on eradicating world hunger. The business says 125 of its employees have committed to feeding 226 children in 2014.

Kayla, a receptionist and single mom of two, is feeding two children she’s never met for the entire year. “I wouldn’t want my kids going with out food,” she says. “We’re cutting out a fast food meal a week to help make this happen. It makes me feel good. I like giving back.”

To learn more, visitfeedONE.com

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