By Hal Donaldson
When my brothers and my sister and I were kids, we knew what it was like to have an empty cupboard.
Our father was killed by a drunken driver, which forced our injured mother to work long hours to make ends meet. But even with government-issued food stamps, there were times we didn’t have enough.
Fortunately, friends and neighbors brought groceries to our door. I’ll never forget diving into those bags of groceries. Every can of soup — every box of cereal — gave us hope that tomorrow could be better than today.
We learned firsthand the pain of an empty stomach — and the peace that accompanies a hot meal.
Because of friends like you, 147,000 children (in 11 countries) are enrolled in Convoy of Hope’s Children’s Feeding initiative. They can wake up each morning without fear. The meals you provide are keeping their dreams alive.
I remember how difficult it was to learn in school when my stomach was empty. But for 147,000 children, hunger is no longer a threat to their education, their futures. You are keeping them in school. And, as a result, one day they will be teachers, pastors, accountants, and doctors.
Thank you for partnering with us to make dreams come true.