Convoy Nation: The Big Idea
Convoy Nation is a gathering of friends and fans of Convoy of Hope — led by athletes, celebrities, innovators, idealists and entrepreneurs — who are bent on fighting hunger, poverty and suffering in partnership with Convoy of Hope.
We Gather to Serve
In the United States and throughout the world countless families are living on the fringe … or have fallen into the depths of poverty and suffering.
We believe we can ease suffering while serving those in need with love, dignity, service, excellence, integrity, advocacy, unity, support, partnership, and hope.
In partnership with our friends and fans we advocate and serve those in need by delivering hot meals, groceries, haircuts, health and dental screenings, family portraits, socks, shoes, clothing, school supplies, hygiene kits, and much more. We also serve communities in need throughout the world by supporting Convoy of Hope’s innovative international programs.
Where We've Been Featured
“When friends of Convoy Nation advocate, give, network and volunteer to feed the hungry and help the impoverished and suffering lives are transformed and hope has its way.”
— Kirk Noonan | Leads Convoy Nation
Our Pro-Series Community events empower and equip athletes to serve working-class and impoverished families in their communities by providing guests of honor with groceries, haircuts, health and dental services, shoes, socks, and much more.
When disaster, strikes the Convoy Nation springs into action alongside Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team. Time after time, our Disaster Services team is among the first to respond to disasters in the United States and throughout the world. When they do, friends in Convoy Nation encourage their fans to join us by advocating on social media and through local and national media. Friends also give, network, and volunteer so that families, who are reeling from the disaster, get the help and hope they need to make it through some of the toughest days of their lives.
Convoy Nation adventures allow friends to see firsthand the work Convoy of Hope does domestically and internationally to serve those in need. Recently, Jonathan Stewart, former running back for the Carolina Panthers, traveled to Nicaragua with his wife to hold a football camp for children in our feeding program and conduct a fashion show for women in our Women’s Empowerment program.
Campaigning For Good
Friends of Convoy Nation campaign for the work of Convoy of Hope by advocating, giving, volunteering, and networking so that those in need receive much-needed help. Through their voice and platform, they rally fans, foundations, corporations, and other partners can join the Convoy Nation in bringing help and hope to those in need.
“My generation has the opportunity to change the world. With Convoy of Hope, I’ve raised my voice and am using it to give people hope.”
“If someone were to ask me to write a glowing quote about an international humanitarian aid organization, I’d pick Convoy of Hope. Especially if they were the ones to ask me.”
“Our first thought was Convoy of Hope. They have the resources, staff, and track record to get emergency food and supplies to those who need it the most.”
“Convoy of Hope is unbelievable at giving back and sharing hope with people across the world. To be able to give people hope and to use our platform to give back to those in need, I’m just thankful to be a part of it.”
“One of my favorite events throughout this initiative has been the mobile distribution event with Convoy of Hope in Darlington, South Carolina. This was my favorite event because with just one truck, we were able to provide necessary supplies to almost 1,000 families. Plus, it was cool to see top NASCAR leadership and members from The NASCAR Foundation attend the event in Darlington to help make it a huge success.”
A Convoy of Hope Community Event is a united act of compassion that helps families. Local businesses, churches, community service and health organizations, and more partner with us to provide guests with groceries, health services, haircuts, family portraits, job services, veteran services, a kids zone, a hot meal, new children’s shoes, and much more — all at no charge to guests. Approximately $1 million worth of goods and services are provided to the 5,000 to 10,000 Guests of Honor who attend each event.
Feeding children nutritious meals opens doors to provide them and their families with education, clean water, job and agricultural training, a sense of hope, and much more. Currently, more than 300,000 children are fed each day in Bangladesh, Burkina Faso, El Salvador, Ethiopia, Guatemala, Honduras, Haiti, India, Kenya, Lebanon, Nepal, Nicaragua, the Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Tanzania, Togo, and Uganda.
*As of 12/31/2019
Convoy of Hope’s Disaster Services team is consistently among the first to respond to disasters at home and around the world. Highly regarded for our scalable response and distribution model, we utilize our eight international warehouses, four domestic warehouses, a specialized disaster response fleet, and a highly-trained team of staff and volunteers to respond to disasters quickly and effectively.
We serve millions of people affected by natural and man-made disasters every year through partnerships with local businesses, government agencies, churches, civic groups, and incredible donors and volunteers.
Through our Agriculture program, Convoy of Hope equips vulnerable farmers and families with the skills, tools, and seeds they need to produce life-sustaining crops. Tens of thousands of meals are harvested each year for our Children’s Feeding program, which simultaneously generates income for local farmers.
Convoy of Hope encourages women around the world to realize their value and reach their potential through job training and education. As a result, many enrolled in our Women’s Empowerment program now own a business that allows them to better feed and care for their children.