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Children’s Feeding

The days, months, or years a child spends without proper nutrition create problems that last a lifetime. But when you feed children through Convoy of Hope, you become part of the solution.

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What We Do

Feed the world, and they’ll keep changing it. 

When you feed children with Convoy of Hope, you open the door to tremendous possibilities. You and Convoy — together — are strategically investing at a critical time in their lives. By feeding children in schools, we are providing them with the vital nutrition they need to thrive.

The food that Convoy of Hope brings to the feeding program center is very helpful because it’s nutritious and has vitamins that help the children study and feel strong.

Katherine
Partner, El Salvador

Statistics

By the numbers.

Schools supported by Convoy feed children

One out of every nine people in the world is experiencing hunger.

Children fed by Convoy of Hope

Approximately half of all deaths of children under 5 can be linked to undernutrition. These deaths primarily occur in low-income and middle-income countries.

International children's feeding

In low-income countries, 73 million children attend school hungry.

A hungry child is fed

Insufficient nutrition compromises the immune system, leading to poor health and lower school attendance. It is estimated that 200-500 million school days are lost per year due to poor health.

Clean water is provided by Convoy's Children's feeding program.

2.2 billion people lack access to clean drinking water.

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Nearly 700 million children lack basic sanitation at school, and more than 350 million schools have no sanitation service at all.

Impact

Well-fed and changing the world.

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Countries With Feeding Programs

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465K+

Engaged in Convoy’s Children’s Feeding Program

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$120

Provides Meals for a Child for an Entire School Year

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243K+

Trained in Nutrition, Water Sanitation, Food Preparation & Disease Prevention in 2021

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Feed A Child ($10-$100)

When you feed a child regular, nutritious meals, you open the door to tremendous possibilities.

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Approach

Let’s feed children together.

Meals are the starting point to building strong, thriving communities. Therefore, Convoy of Hope’s goal is to offer nutritious food, access to clean and safe water, and knowledge of healthy environments.

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Feed Children Nutritious Meals

Many of the children engaged in the feeding program receive their only meal of the day from Convoy of Hope. That reality fuels Convoy’s commitment to addressing the problems of hunger and poverty simultaneously. For this reason, each time Convoy opens a site to feed children, the process starts with building customized plans for every neighborhood, city, and country where Convoy works. Each program center provides:

  • Regular assessments from local, qualified nutritionists.
  • Additional nutrition for children experiencing undernutrition.
  • Access to deworming medication twice per year.
  • Meals supplemented with multivitamins or specific vitamins and minerals.
  • Where possible, Convoy provides prenatal and postnatal nutrition.
  • A medical intervention plan for new beneficiaries experiencing extreme malnutrition, undernutrition.
Feed children and teaching proper health and hygiene.

Provide Clean & Safe Water

Water is life. Without access to it, communities cannot thrive. Whether it’s through digging a well or setting up a filtration system, Convoy of Hope is committed to doing what is necessary to get clean water to those who lack access to it. Your support of the Children’s Feeding initiative helps:

  • Ensure enough clean water is available for students to drink and wash.
  • Dig or repair wells.
  • Source piped water, if available.
  • Evaluate existing latrines or construct new ones.
  • Ensure access to handwashing stations.
  • Provide education and training on safe water practices.
  • Provide proper (sanitary) methods to dispose of menstrual health products.
Feed children around the world.

Create Healthy Environments

The strategy for Children’s Feeding starts with a meal, but food is only part of the solution. Convoy of Hope partners with communities to develop healthy environments, provide training, and evaluate infrastructure needs. Convoy’s work ensures that:

  • All kitchens meet Convoy of Hope’s food storage and sanitation standards.
  • Preexisting safety issues at program centers are addressed.
Feeding children helps improve education.

Support Education

Poor nutrition, improper hygiene, and lack of sanitation can derail a child’s life. To lessen the impact of these issues, Convoy of Hope provides:

  • Quarterly training in WASH (Water, Sanitation, and Hygiene).
  • Expectant mothers with information about proper nutrition, hygiene, and infant wellness practices.
  • Resources that promote attendance and success in a child’s education.