Convoy of Hope was founded in 1994 by the Donaldson family. Their inspiration for starting the organization can be traced back to the many people who helped their family after their father, Harold, was killed by a drunk driver in 1969. Today, more than 115 million people have been served throughout the world by Convoy of Hope. We are proud that we work through churches, businesses, government agencies, and other nonprofits to provide help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry, and hurting.
Convoy of Hope is a faith-based, nonprofit organization with a driving passion to feed the world through children’s feeding initiatives, community outreaches, and disaster response.
How We Do It
As a faith-based, international, humanitarian-relief organization strategically based in Springfield, Missouri — the crossroads of America — our goal is to bring help and hope to those who are impoverished, hungry and hurting.
We do this by:
Each year — in dozens of communities throughout the nation — guests of honor receive free groceries, health and dental screenings, haircuts, family portraits, hot meals, job-placement assistance, and much more at our signature events.
We partner, resource, and empower rural churches through training, mentoring, and coaching so they can enhance their presence in their communities. The strategy works best when church leaders partner with community leaders and stakeholders.
More than 200,000 children in 14 nations are being fed nutritious meals by us. The food opens doors for education, clean water, a sense of hope and much more. Currently, we are feeding children in the Philippines, El Salvador, Nicaragua, Honduras, Haiti, Kenya, Ethiopia, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, Nepal, Sri Lanka, India, and Lebanon.
We equip vulnerable farmers and families with the skills, tools, and seeds to produce life-sustaining crops through the agricultural work we conduct throughout the world. Each year, tens of thousands of meals are harvested for our children’s feeding work and income is generated for farmers.
Consistently among the first to respond to disasters throughout the world. We are highly regarded for our scalable distribution model, Disaster Response teams, six international warehouses, and Mobile Command Center.
We empower like-minded organizations who are doing good work among the poor and suffering in their communities. This is accomplished by providing such friends with food, water, supplies, and much more.
Statement on Politics
As a not-for-profit organization with tax-exempt status, Convoy of Hope does not align with, endorse, or otherwise support any particular political candidate, organization, party, or platform. We do support the democratic process and encourage civic engagement.