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Convoy of Hope Continues Response to COVID-19

More than 17 million meals already delivered

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — May 21, 2020 — Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 17 million meals to partners, community organizations, and churches across the nation. Convoy of Hope has received more than 1,000 requests for meals and supplies from 46 states. 

As unemployment continues to rise to levels unseen since the Great Depression and an unprecedented amount of families are applying for food assistance, Convoy of Hope is seeing an increase in the number of individuals seeking help at distribution sites. Cars often line up for blocks waiting to receive food and supplies. 

In addition to their work in the United States, Convoy of Hope has continued their international efforts. The organization has distributed more than 3.3 million meals in more than 250 communities around the world in response to COVID-19. 

“Convoy of Hope continues to feed over 300,000 children each day through our school-based feeding program, even though the schools are shut down,” says Heath Adamson, Convoy of Hope’s Vice President of International Program. “At Convoy of Hope, we continue to respond to natural disasters even though borders are closed — you can’t shut off compassion and kindness.” 

Follow Convoy of Hope’s COVID-19 response at convoyofhope.org/coronavirus, where you will find videos, photos, and stories of hope from around the world. 

To schedule an interview with a Convoy of Hope representative, please contact Jessica Blake, Public Relations Director, at [email protected] or (417) 838-3105. 


Convoy of Hope Serves 10 Million Meals, But Won’t Stop There

“Groups and businesses are more concerned about helping people than they are receiving credit or making an extra buck.” —Hal Donaldson

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — April 30, 2020 — In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convoy of Hope has distributed more than 10 million meals to hundreds of hard hit communities across the nation. But the organization plans to keep its fleet of tractor-trailers rolling to meet a growing demand for food and emergency supplies.

“At our distribution sites, the line of cars is often stretching 2 miles,” said Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope president. “Lots of people have lost their jobs, and children don’t have access to school lunch programs. We’re hearing heart-wrenching stories and seeing lots of desperate faces.” 

Thanks to the generosity of corporations, churches and individuals, many families are receiving much needed help, Donaldson said. “This is a united act of compassion, where groups and businesses are more concerned about helping people than they are receiving credit or making an extra buck. We’re seeing compassion in action on a large scale.”

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. Visit convoyofhope.org to donate to their response.

Churchome Donates $1 Million to Convoy of Hope’s COVID-19 Response

Funds will support "10 Million Meals" initiative

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — April 16, 2020 —  Churchome, a thriving church community committed to bringing the story of Jesus to every home, donated $1 million to Convoy of Hope’s COVID-19 response. The funds will provide meals to meet the immediate needs of people across the United States affected by the coronavirus.

In recent weeks, Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 7 million meals as part of its “10 Million Meal” initiative. “Because of Churchome’s generosity,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope, “we’re going to shoot past our initial 10 million meal goal and provide tangible help to many more people.”

“What we know for certain is that there is a real need for food right now, for people in our communities and across the country,” said David Kroll, CEO of Churchome. “We are incredibly excited to partner with Convoy of Hope to meet that real need. Their vision to give away 10 million meals during this pandemic is going to make a huge impact, and it is our privilege to partner with them to provide 1 million of those meals.”

“We are incredibly grateful to Churchome and leaders like Judah and Chelsea Smith for their compassion and partnership,” said Donaldson. “Their desire to serve people aligns with our mission to feed those who are most vulnerable during these challenging times.”

Convoy of Hope Serving 10 Million Meals

More than 5 Million Already Distributed

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — April 9, 2020 —  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convoy of Hope announced an initiative in March to serve “10 Million Meals.” Since then, the nonprofit organization has delivered more than 5 million meals to partners, churches, and community organizations across the United States. Convoy of Hope has received hundreds of requests for assistance from more than 40 states.

“We are grateful to hit the 5 million meal mark,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “But the need is still so great. We’re going to do everything possible to keep our fleet of semi-trucks rolling. Once we reach 10 million meals, we plan to set an even higher goal.”

Lines of cars are longer than expected at distribution sites, said Donaldson. “Lots of people have lost their jobs, children don’t have access to school lunch programs, and some stores are struggling to keep their shelves full.”

“Thanks to the generosity of corporations, individuals and churches, many families are receiving much needed help,” Donaldson said. “This is a united act of compassion. We’re seeing so many groups link arms to help people get through this crisis. In some respects, kindness is a medicine that many Americans need right now, and we’re seeing it being given out across the nation.”

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. Visit convoyofhope.org to donate to their response.

10 Million Meals

Convoy of Hope Launches National COVID-19 Response

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — March 25, 2020 —  In response to the COVID-19 pandemic, Convoy of Hope, a global relief organization, is aiming to supply partners with 10 million meals to distribute across the United States. Already underway, the meals are being distributed through churches and civic organizations in communities hit hard by the coronavirus.

“This is a united act of compassion,” said Hal Donaldson, president of Convoy of Hope. “Churches, businesses, civic organizations, and local governments are coming together to help children and families get through this difficult period. Many families have lost employment and, with school closures, children have lost access to school lunch programs,” Donaldson said. “The need is great — we have received hundreds of requests for food from 35 states.”

This week, Convoy of Hope’s fleet of tractor-trailers has delivered more than 60 loads of goods around the country. Much of the food has been donated by major corporations; because of current demands on suppliers, some of the food is being purchased at below wholesale prices. Additional resources will be needed as the new virus continues to spread and needs increase exponentially.

“With the public’s help, we will deliver 10 million meals—and hopefully even more—to those who need them most,” said Donaldson. “Like our response to any major disaster or crisis, we intend to do as much as we can for as long as we can.”

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. Visit convoyofhope.org to donate to their response.

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