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Convoy of Hope Distributes 100 Million Meals During Pandemic Businesses, Churches and Individuals Increase Giving

“Now is not the time to take a step back.”- Hal Donaldson, President, Convoy of Hope

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — September 10, 2020 – Convoy of Hope has delivered more than 100 million meals in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Skyrocketing past their original goal of 10 million meals, the organization’s fleet of tractor-trailers has been crisscrossing the United States since March, delivering emergency supplies and food, with no plans of slowing down any time soon. 

“Distributing 100 Million meals was made possible by dedicated churches, generous corporations, selfless individuals, and more,” said Hal Donaldson, President, Convoy of Hope. “A few months ago, we began with a goal to distribute 10 million meals to families hit hard by the pandemic. But the response from our partners was remarkable. It quickly became a united act of compassion, and we were reminded once again that we can do more together than we can alone.”

According to Donaldson, the generosity of corporations, churches and individuals has enabled many families to receive much-needed assistance. 

“Convoy of Hope and our partners know we can’t stop now; 100 million meals aren’t enough. The need is great, and we’re committed to doing all 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 disaster response.

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About Convoy of Hope

Convoy of Hope is a faith-based organization with a driving passion to feed the world. With a long history as an early responder in times of natural disasters, Convoy of Hope has been a Four-Star Charity as recognized by Charity Navigator for 17 consecutive years. Convoy of Hope has served more than 130 million people since it was founded in 1994. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org.

 

Convoy of Hope Deploys in Response to Hurricane Laura

SPRINGFIELD, MO. — August 25, 2020 — Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is deploying in response to Hurricane Laura. According to the National Hurricane Center, Hurricane Laura is expected to make landfall near the Louisiana-Texas border as a major hurricane later this week.

Jeff Nene, Convoy of Hope’s national spokesperson, said, “With staff and supplies in close proximity, Convoy’s Disaster Services team can respond quickly when needed.” 

Convoy of Hope will arrive in the anticipated impact area on Wednesday and will pre-position several truckloads of disaster relief supplies to help communities in the storm’s path. The humanitarian organization is prepared to distribute food, water, hygiene kits, and other disaster relief supplies at a drive-thru point of distribution site. They will also deliver supplies door-to-door in neighborhoods affected by the storm. 

To follow Convoy of Hope’s response, visit convoyofhope.org

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 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. 


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