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Convoy of Hope Delivers 50 Million Meals

“We’re incredibly grateful to have reached this milestone, but now isn’t the time to take a step back.” —Hal Donaldson

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — July 23, 2020 — Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 50 million meals in more than 46 states in response to COVID-19. “Less than four months ago, we embarked on a mission to deliver 10 million meals to Americans affected by the coronavirus,” said Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope president. “We were pleased to reach that goal in a matter of weeks.”

Convoy of Hope’s fleet of semi-trucks continue to roll across the nation delivering food and much needed relief to communities hit hard by the pandemic.  “While we’ve accomplished a lot because of the generosity of donors, corporations, churches and civic groups, there’s still so much need — and it’s not going away any time soon,” said Donaldson. “We’re incredibly grateful to have reached this milestone, but now isn’t the time to take a step back.”

In addition, Convoy of Hope has provided millions of meals to children and families around the world that are struggling to survive the pandemic. 

Follow Convoy of Hope’s COVID-19 response at convoyofhope.org/coronavirus, where you will find videos, photos and stories 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) 838-3015. 

 

 

Convoy of Hope Delivers More than 40 Million Meals

“We have to keep going. This isn’t the time to stop. Millions still need our help to get through this crisis.” —Hal Donaldson

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — June 30, 2020 — Convoy of Hope, an international, humanitarian-relief organization based in Springfield, Missouri, has distributed more than 40 million meals in more than 40 states in response to COVID-19. In addition, the organization has delivered 12 million meals to more than 700 communities around the world.

Convoy of Hope has been working diligently to make sure children and families receive food, water and emergency supplies. “We have to keep going. This isn’t the time to stop. Millions still need our help to get through this crisis,” says Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope president. 

Recently, the Pittsburgh Steelers, NASCAR and other groups partnered with Convoy of Hope to distribute food to thousands of families. “This is a united act of compassion,” says Donaldson. “Corporations, churches and civic groups are coming together to make sure people are fed.”

At a recent distribution in Adel, Georgia, Convoy of Hope volunteers and partners distributed food and household supplies to more than 800 people. Bethany Burrows, a Convoy of Hope team member, said some families drove 40 miles for the food and supplies. “The lines of cars stretched for 2 miles throughout the day,” she said. 

Follow Convoy of Hope’s COVID-19 response at convoyofhope.org/coronavirus, where you will find videos, photos, and stories 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) 838-3015. 


Convoy of Hope Delivers More than 20 Million Meals

“There’s no question that the need is great. But we can’t allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task before us.” —Hal Donaldson

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — June 4, 2020 — Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 20 million meals since mid-March, bringing hope and help to those suffering from the fallout caused by COVID-19. Convoy of Hope’s fleet of tractor-trailers continues to crisscross the nation, fulfilling requests from partners and churches in nearly every state. 

“There’s no question that the need is great. But we can’t allow ourselves to be overwhelmed by the enormity of the task before us,” says Hal Donaldson, Convoy of Hope president. “Instead, now is a time for each of us to do what we can so others receive the help they need.”

During its COVID-19 response, Convoy of Hope has continued international programming. They feed 300,000 underprivileged children each day in 18 countries. In addition, the organization has distributed more than 4 million meals in more than 250 communities around the world in response to the pandemic. 

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 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.

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