Together, we FACE poverty.
Feed, Aid, Connect, and Equip. It’s an acronym for the 4 ways that you and Children’s Hunger Fund reach out to suffering children and deliver both physical and spiritual hope. In the first installment of this series, we introduced the category of Feed. This week, we explore what it means to Aid.
Food is not the only thing we provide through the local church to the hurting and hopeless in communities around the world. Poverty is complex and people have many needs. Through partnerships with corporations and other organizations, we are able to bring different types of AID to those in need.
- Medical – Pharmaceuticals, over-the-counter medicines, and supplies
- Sustainability Grants – agricultural and livestock grants to provide long-term solutions
- Quality of Life – School Paks, Gift Paks, clothes, toys
- Immediate disaster recovery and long-term rebuilding
What it means to AID:
Over a few short weeks this summer, in hot, humid villages outside Guatemala City, local churches partnered together to bring in medical aid provided by CHF. These medical “brigades” took place in four diverse towns and communities, and over 2,400 patients, many of them women and children, received medical care by nurses and doctors. They were given medications dispensed by trained professionals, and were left with critical vitamins which are designed to fight malnutrition.
In many of these medical sites, the children were fed a warm, protein-rich meal designed to fill the hungriest of stomachs. The moms went away with their own medical needs addressed, recovery for their sick children, education on caring for their infants and children, and most of all, hope from new friends in a local church that care about their needs.