Nothing is more uplifting than seeing the smiling face of a hungry child receiving a nutritious meal, or a mother with tears of joy in her eyes because she knows she’ll be able to feed her family with the bag of food staples she just received.
Last month we shared the story of Javier, a 10-month-old orphan who weighed just under 9 pounds — a little more than a newborn. He was rescued and nursed back to health by Las Mercedes/Prince of Peace, a nutrition center we support in Honduras.
The United Nations World Food Programme recently reported that food aid to the world’s poor is at a 20-year low, yet the number of hungry people is at the highest level ever — 1 billion. Part of the problem is countries such as the U.S. have cut back their aid because of economic woes, leaving millions of poor without food.