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Whether it’s after a disaster, feeding a hungry child, or helping a parent put food on the table, Convoy of Hope is proud to deliver your kindness to those who need it most.

In the United States | Around the World | Program Country Overviews

Global Program

In the United States …

From the “crossroads of America” in Springfield, Missouri, Convoy of Hope sends truckloads of food and relief supplies from its World Distribution Center to cities and rural towns. Convoy trucks travel coast to coast, delivering goods used for events and disaster responses.

The combination of Convoy's Women's Empowerment and Children's Feeding programs has changed the trajectory of Emely and her children's lives.

… and around the world.

Since Convoy of Hope was established, help and hope have been delivered to hurting people in more than 127 countries. Convoy currently serves communities by empowering women, feeding kids, and helping farmers yield larger crops. A global network — which includes two regional offices in Europe and Australia — strengthens Convoy’s ability to respond to natural disasters, extreme poverty, and hunger.

From the field

Program & Partner Countries

In 2019, Convoy of Hope launched in Bangladesh through an exciting new partnership. Bangladesh is the most densely populated country in the world with nearly 163 million people, and one-third of the population is under the age of 15.

Convoy of Hope began working in Burkina Faso in 2019. Teams are feeding nearly 1,000 children at five program centers. Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding, Women’s Empowerment, and Agriculture programs are having an immediate impact in rural areas struggling due to drought.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in El Salvador in 2007, and the program has seen consistent positive growth. Currently, more than 150 program centers feed 68,926 children. Convoy also piloted a Family Health Empowerment strategy, which provides mothers with entrepreneurial skills that they can use to provide for their families.

Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding program in Ethiopia began in 2013. Currently, 10 program centers feed 3,399 children. Ethiopia is home to a pilot Economic Empowerment approach, which equips women with financial education, vocational training, cooperative saving groups, and even start-up capital.

Convoy of Hope has a strong history in Guatemala after several faithful responses to natural disasters. With a population of nearly 17 million people, Guatemala has some of the highest rates of malnutrition in the world. Having recently started a permanent national presence there, Convoy is addressing this need by establishing Children’s Feeding and Women’s Empowerment programs throughout the country.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in Haiti in 2007, but the program expanded immensely following the 2010 earthquake. Alongside partners at Mission of Hope, Convoy now feeds 104,307 children at nearly 500 program centers. Haiti was also the pilot country for Convoy’s Agriculture program. Through this initiative, rural farmers receive training to produce larger crops so they can better their lives and the lives of hungry children.

Responding to Honduras’ widespread need to feed children and families, Convoy of Hope established a feeding program in 2011. Today, more than 250 program centers feed 22,674 children nutritious meals. Convoy also started a Family Health Empowerment strategy after seeing success in neighboring El Salvador.

In 2018, Convoy of Hope began a strategic children’s education partnership in India after several years of researching the best way to serve the nation’s overwhelming needs. Convoy’s strategic school-feeding programs complement the children’s education as well as their nutritional health. Eleven program centers currently feed more than 2,400 children.

Currently, 25 Convoy of Hope program centers feed 4,715 children in Kenya. After establishing the program in 2009, Convoy also began helping the Maasai people access clean water for their villages. Tribes in one region discovered a solution within Mount Suswa, an active volcano. Underground lava flows heated groundwater into steam trapped in the earth. The Maasi came up with an ingenious solution: Insert pipes in the ground to release the steam and allow it to condense on the pipes as distilled water. Convoy of Hope has funded the work at 12 sites where the Maasai utilize this method.

In 2015, Convoy of Hope responded to a devastating earthquake in Nepal. Nepal became a Children’s Feeding initiative country the very next year. Today, over a dozen program centers provide meals for more than 1,300 children. In addition to the feeding program, agriculture training of nearly 600 participants addresses underlying food security issues. Community leaders, teachers, and parents all report significant changes in their communities, including better school attendance as heightened nutrition improves children’s health.

Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding initiative expanded to Nicaragua in 2007 and currently provides meals for 39,879 children at more than 240 program centers.

Convoy of Hope began feeding children in the Philippines in 2009, growing into one of the most active operations. Currently, 15,941 children have been engaged at more than 100 program centers. The Philippines is prone to natural disasters, such as earthquakes and typhoons, so an efficient feeding network allows for rapid response when disasters strike the island nation.

Convoy of Hope’s expanding presence in Africa moved forward as South Africa joined the Children’s Feeding initiative in 2012 through a partnership with Blessman International. Currently, 140 program centers feed 13,018 children.

In response to 2004’s devastating Indian Ocean tsunami, Convoy of Hope responded with food aid and critical relief supplies. In 2018, at the request of a strategic partner, Convoy began working to feed children in Sri Lanka and now feeds more than 1,000 children in key areas around the country. Convoy also supports efforts in education and community development.

Convoy of Hope’s feeding program in Tanzania, established in 2013, currently includes 3,030 children at seven program centers. Girls’ Empowerment groups and Economic Empowerment strategies are also in place. Convoy’s Economic Empowerment approach in Tanzania equips women with financial education, vocational training, cooperative saving groups, and even start-up capital.

Convoy of Hope launched a feeding program in Togo in 2019 to begin responding to a 53.5% poverty rate and 69% of rural households facing severe food insecurity. Nearly 2,000 children are enrolled in Convoy’s Children’s Feeding program, and capacity expansion is ongoing.

Convoy of Hope began working in Uganda in 2017 in response to the refugee crisis from the conflict in South Sudan. The partnership focuses on feeding children between 3 and 8 years old in schools primarily in three settlements. Meals provide much-needed nutrition and encourage pre-primary school attendance. Convoy currently feeds more than 15,000 children in Uganda.

Convoy of Hope Australia is an operational hub resourcing partners across the Oceania region. As a field office, the Australian team is responding to natural disasters and launching international programs to help hope return to local communities.

Convoy of Hope’s work in Europe has a long history, and remains an integral part of Convoy’s driving passion to feed the world. Convoy teams serve those in need throughout 11 countries in Europe.

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