Programs like Food Pak and Rethink Mercy from Children's Hunger Fund
 

With a box of food, an inspiring word, a helping hand, or an encouraging prayer, our programs enable local churches to build loving relationships with suffering families and ignite true hope in their hearts.


Food Pak

Food Paks are boxes of up to 20 pounds of staple foods, designed to supplement a family of four for about a week. Each meal costs only 25¢ and each Food Pak contains about 48 meals.

 
Food Pak
3 ways you can provide Food Paks:
Donate Volunteer Project Food Pak
Food Paks are boxes of up to 20 pounds of staple foods, designed to supplement a family of four for about a week. They are hand-delivered to the homes of poor families by trained volunteers from local churches. Each Food Pak provides an opportunity to build relationships and deliver the life-giving hope of the gospel.​

Mercy Network

  • U.S.A.

    United States

    Because of the struggling economy, more and more U.S. families are facing hunger for the first time. Over 16 million children live in food insecure households. But local churches are stepping in to care for the needs of the families in their communities by bringing Food Paks and the truth of the gospel to their doors.

    Population: 314 million Population Below Poverty Line: 16% Churches in United States Mercy Network: 166

  • Mexico

    Mexico

    Over half of Mexico’s population faces the sad reality of life in poverty. When the pastor of a local church delivers a Food Pak to the door of a family suffering in poverty, he is able to show God’s mercy and open a door for the gospel message.

    Population: 20.8 million Population Below Poverty Line: 51.3% Churches in Mexico Mercy Network: 52

  • Haiti

    Haiti

    Even though it has been four years since the devastating Haiti earthquake, many children and families still don’t have sufficient shelter to protect them from the harsh Caribbean weather. Local churches are doing all they can to care for the orphans and the families who desperately need to know God’s comfort in times of trouble.

    Population: 9.7 million Population Below Poverty Line: 80% Churches in Haiti Mercy Network: 13

  • Dominican Republic

    Dominican Republic

    The beauty and romance of the Caribbean often disguises the sad truth of deep, generational poverty that keeps so many children and families struggling to survive. When local churches visit the homes of poor families, they provide food to satisfy their immediate needs. Through regular visits, relationships are built and doors are opened to the gospel.

    Population: 10.3 million Population Below Poverty Line: 40.4% Churches in Dominican Republic Mercy Network: 12

  • Guatemala

    Guatemala

    In the garbage dumps of Guatemala, children and families build their housing out of whatever refuse they can find. They spend their days searching for items to sell so they will have enough money to feed themselves. In situations like these, the unselfish care of a local church makes all the difference.

    Population: 15 million Population Below Poverty Line: 53.7% Churches in Guatemala Mercy Network: 20

  • Honduras

    Honduras

    Whole villages of families and children struggle to survive on the only homeland they’ve ever known. Lacking basic services like sewage and clean water, children grow up under extremely unhealthy conditions. CHF’s newest Mercy Network delivers food and hope to the children living here.

    Population: 7.9 million Population Below Poverty Line: 61.9% Churches in Honduras Mercy Network: 21

  • Peru

    Peru

    Many poor Peruvians in extremely impoverished areas called “pueblos jovenes” without electricity or running water. The resulting poverty in these communities is overwhelming. We partner with local pastors who target these areas for aid and development. They hope to provide for the temporary physical needs and their eternal spiritual needs.

    Population: 30 million Population Below Poverty Line: 27.8% Churches in Peru Mercy Network: 20

  • Ghana

    Ghana

    CHF’s Mercy Network in Ghana declares the good news of new life in Jesus Christ to the poor children and families they serve. Many of the families served are considered outcasts within their communities due to generational superstitions, so they welcome the loving care the church provides and embrace the life-giving truth of God’s love.

    Population: 24.8 million Population Below Poverty Line: 28.5% Churches in Ghana Mercy Network: 15

  • Uganda

    Uganda

    The churches in CHF’s Uganda Mercy Network seek to provide more than just food to those suffering in poverty. They work with the families they serve to teach them skills, like farming and tailoring, which will enable them to provide for their children when they see their own good harvest.

    Population: 36.5 million Population Below Poverty Line: 24.5% Churches in Uganda Mercy Network: 11

  • Rwanda

    Rwanda

    For Rwandans, the pain of the 1994 genocide is still fresh, making it difficult love their neighbors who were once their enemies. But the local churches in CHF’s Mercy Network are building bridges over chasms of hatred by introducing the hope and forgiveness found in the gospel through deeds of mercy.

    Population: 11.3 million Population Below Poverty Line: 60% Churches in Rwanda Mercy Network: 4

  • Zimbabwe

    Zimbabwe

    In Zimbabwe, where hyper-inflation, famine, and political unrest are the way of life, a mother’s only hope for the future might be that her family will have food tomorrow. Children’s Hunger Fund equips local churches with food and in-depth biblical training so that they may change the future for every family they serve.

    Population: 12 million Population Below Poverty Line: 68% Churches in Zimbabwe Mercy Network: 10

  • Belarus

    Belarus

    Known as the last dictatorship in Eastern Europe, Belarus remains both politically and economically unstable. The church is at the forefront of serving many government-run orphanages. Most of the churches we serve have adopted local orphanages in their communities or villages serving up to several hundred children.

    Population: 9.5 million Population Below Poverty Line: 7.3% (reported) Churches in Belarus Mercy Network: 21

  • Ukraine

    Ukraine

    Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Ukraine raced toward democracy and trade with western nations. While their economy improved, the depth of spiritual poverty became all the more apparent. Today, several churches, dedicated to sharing the gospel with the poor, are taking food to hungry families in their communities and caring for their deepest needs.

    Population: 45.6 million Population Below Poverty Line: 2.9% (reported) Churches in Ukraine Mercy Network: 18

  • Thailand

    Thailand

    In the hill-tribe areas of Northern Thailand, human traffickers prey on the ignorance and poverty of families. Sadly, they are deceived into giving their children into slavery and are never heard from again. The local churches we serve seek to infuse their villages with the truth of the gospel, stopping the flow of human trafficking at its source.

    Population: 66.7 million Population Below Poverty Line: 9.6% Churches in Thailand Mercy Network: 10

  • Nepal

    Nepal

    In Nepal, CHF’s Mercy Network is made up of pastors who have made the adoption of street orphans as much a part of ministry as singing or praying. In addition to caring for the poor in their communities, they open their homes to lost and forgotten orphans, caring for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs – especially their need for love.

    Population: 29.3 million Population Below Poverty Line: 24.7% Churches in nepal Mercy Network: 11

Central America

South America

Europe

United States

Because of the struggling economy, more and more U.S. families are facing hunger for the first time. Over 16 million children live in food insecure households. But local churches are stepping in to care for the needs of the families in their communities by bringing Food Paks and the truth of the gospel to their doors.

Mexico

Over half of Mexico’s population faces the sad reality of life in poverty. When the pastor of a local church delivers a Food Pak to the door of a family suffering in poverty, he is able to show God’s mercy and open a door for the gospel message.

Haiti

Even though it has been four years since the devastating Haiti earthquake, many children and families still don’t have sufficient shelter to protect them from the harsh Caribbean weather. Local churches are doing all they can to care for the orphans and the families who desperately need to know God’s comfort in times of trouble.

Dominican Republic

The beauty and romance of the Caribbean often disguises the sad truth of deep, generational poverty that keeps so many children and families struggling to survive. When local churches visit the homes of poor families, they provide food to satisfy their immediate needs. Through regular visits, relationships are built and doors are opened to the gospel.

Guatemala

In the garbage dumps of Guatemala, children and families build their housing out of whatever refuse they can find. They spend their days searching for items to sell so they will have enough money to feed themselves. In situations like these, the unselfish care of a local church makes all the difference.

Honduras

Whole villages of families and children struggle to survive on the only homeland they’ve ever known. Lacking basic services like sewage and clean water, children grow up under extremely unhealthy conditions. CHF’s newest Mercy Network delivers food and hope to the children living here.

Peru

Many poor Peruvians in extremely impoverished areas called “pueblos jovenes” without electricity or running water. The resulting poverty in these communities is overwhelming. We partner with local pastors who target these areas for aid and development. They hope to provide for the temporary physical needs and their eternal spiritual needs.

Ghana

CHF’s Mercy Network in Ghana declares the good news of new life in Jesus Christ to the poor children and families they serve. Many of the families served are considered outcasts within their communities due to generational superstitions, so they welcome the loving care the church provides and embrace the life-giving truth of God’s love.

Uganda

The churches in CHF’s Uganda Mercy Network seek to provide more than just food to those suffering in poverty. They work with the families they serve to teach them skills, like farming and tailoring, which will enable them to provide for their children when they see their own good harvest.

Rwanda

For Rwandans, the pain of the 1994 genocide is still fresh, making it difficult love their neighbors who were once their enemies. But the local churches in CHF’s Mercy Network are building bridges over chasms of hatred by introducing the hope and forgiveness found in the gospel through deeds of mercy.

Zimbabwe

In Zimbabwe, where hyper-inflation, famine, and political unrest are the way of life, a mother’s only hope for the future might be that her family will have food tomorrow. Children’s Hunger Fund equips local churches with food and in-depth biblical training so that they may change the future for every family they serve.

Belarus

Known as the last dictatorship in Eastern Europe, Belarus remains both politically and economically unstable. The church is at the forefront of serving many government-run orphanages. Most of the churches we serve have adopted local orphanages in their communities or villages serving up to several hundred children.

Ukraine

Following the fall of the Soviet Union, Ukraine raced toward democracy and trade with western nations. While their economy improved, the depth of spiritual poverty became all the more apparent. Today, several churches, dedicated to sharing the gospel with the poor, are taking food to hungry families in their communities and caring for their deepest needs.

Thailand

In the hill-tribe areas of Northern Thailand, human traffickers prey on the ignorance and poverty of families. Sadly, they are deceived into giving their children into slavery and are never heard from again. The local churches we serve seek to infuse their villages with the truth of the gospel, stopping the flow of human trafficking at its source.

Nepal

In Nepal, CHF’s Mercy Network is made up of pastors who have made the adoption of street orphans as much a part of ministry as singing or praying. In addition to caring for the poor in their communities, they open their homes to lost and forgotten orphans, caring for their physical, spiritual, and emotional needs – especially their need for love.

Rethink Mercy

We train leaders to reach their communities with the gospel through relational mercy ministry. Our heart’s desire is to assist churches as they help those in need and build relationships that are focused on the gospel. Rethink Mercy—CHF’s training and equipping arm—provides:

Extensive biblical training in the principles and practices of gospel-centered mercy ministry

Mercy ministry plan development to reach your community

Free food resources of assistance locating resources to support your ministry

Online ministry support to track your contacts and ministry opportunities

Ongoing coaching of your current or new mercy ministry

Networking opportunities with like-minded churches

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Projects

Orphan Care

CHF provides food, nutritional supplements, medical care, and shelter so that lost children can find love, care and a home to call their own.

Disaster Relief

When disaster strikes, CHF responds with short-term relief and long-term support to existing partner ministries serving on the ground.

Leadership Training

CHF’s unique biblical curriculum helps church leaders serve the poor through gospel-centered mercy ministry and discipleship.

Nutritional Supplements

CHF helps strengthen the health of malnourished children in orphanages and medical clinics by providing life-sustaining nutritional supplements.

School Supplies

Just a few simple learning tools like paper, pens, pencils and crayons can mean a brighter future for an underprivileged child.

Toy Distribution

CHF gives new toys to needy children. It’s our way to show love and bring joy to the precious little ones we serve.

Mercy in Motion

Nutritious food can only fill an empty stomach if it can get there. CHF provides transportation opportunities that deliver.

Farming

A plentiful harvest means life. CHF’s farming projects help families in poor communities develop the stability they need.

Medical Clinics

Sickness plagues the poor. CHF has funded the building of several medical clinics to help kids grow up healthy and happy.
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