SPRINGFIELD, Mo. – Convoy of Hope and partner Feed My Starving Children shipped and distributed more than 3 million meals to the hard-hit areas of Liberia and Sierra Leone in response to the Ebola crisis.
“Feed My Starving Children prioritizes food requests for areas that have been affected by disaster,” says Matt Muraski, vice president of international programs. “Our level of response was possible because of our long-term relationship with Convoy of Hope and its sound partner network.”
In Sierra Leone, the distribution of meals is taking place in six key communities. To date, more than 18,000 people have received food aid through Convoy of Hope’s network of partners there. In neighboring Liberia, the initial phase of food aid distribution has been focused on the capital city of Monrovia, where more than 18,000 people facing food insecurity have received much-needed nutrition.
“This is one of the greatest human need crises in West African history,” says Kwame Wumbe, Convoy of Hope field coordinator for the Ebola initiative in West Africa. “But timely intervention will long be remembered by thousands of grateful recipients who received hope when it appeared there was none.”
These meal distributions are expected to continue through mid 2015. For more information, please visit convoyofhope.org/ebola.