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Rural Initiatives

From Australia’s outback and Europe’s ancient villages to America’s heartland, the lifeblood of any nation is its small towns. Convoy of Hope is working to help rural communities thrive.

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What We Do

Living rural.

Poverty and hunger are equal opportunity problems. The same issues the world’s largest cities grapple with also confront local mayors and town councils. We help rural communities effectively discover and implement solutions to the issues they face.

We went from struggling to make ends meet to prospering. It started a chain reaction. When we started taking the ideas that Convoy of Hope had given us … other doors began to open.


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Backpack Buddies ($40)

You can be a backpack buddy! Across the country, many children will get their only meal of the day at school. As a backpack buddy, you can give a kid a backpack full of easy-to-prepare, nutritious snacks and meals for the weekend.

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Rural means relational.

Convoy of Hope works alongside communities to move forward in addressing the needs they prioritize.

Help rural communities by supporting those in need.


Convoy of Hope provides leaders with products to help meet needs in their communities. Whether it’s shoes for kids in school, paper products for first responders, or seeds to plant community gardens, the resources you help provide can address specific requests from local agencies. See below for other distributions you can support.

  • Backpacks
  • Water and sports drinks
  • Food
  • Cleaning supplies
Leadership training is offered to help rural communities.


Convoy of Hope offers training sessions to a growing number of community groups interested in meeting local needs. Convoy of Hope’s teams are giving on-site training in towns around the world. Every year, local churches and other agencies receive instruction designed to help them lend a hand where most needed. Training sessions focus on key concepts such as:

  • Responding effectively to natural disasters.
  • Identifying and addressing community needs.
  • Working with local leaders to implement solutions.
  • Conducting a point of distribution event.
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When local organizations, civic leaders, and churches work together, the combined effort maximizes what can be accomplished. Strategic interactions include:

  • Delivering cases of sports drinks to the local fire station.
  • Mobilizing volunteers to serve in local schools.
  • Building access ramps for people with disabilities.
  • Serving high school athletic teams dinner before every game.