Why Feed The Children donors care
In their own words, here are the reasons why just a few of our partners have decided to take a stand against hunger:
“Children can't help it if their parents can't feed them.”
There are people all over the world that don't have the opportunities that most of us have. Children can't help it if their parents can't feed them. They need our help. We walk around worried about what we are going to wear, eat, buy someone, where we are going to shop. We don't think about the ones that might not eat that day and wear the same clothes. My husband and I have been an influence on others. People that we know are now helping others that are less fortunate. Spread the word.
—Jennifer in Dacula, Georgia
I am taking a stand against hunger in America because many years ago, I was one of those mothers that didn't always know where the food was going to come from for the next meal for my four small children. I was on food stamps, but they didn't go very far, so I learned about all the different agencies that I could to get food. After several years of this I sent my children to my parents, who could provide for them. Now many years later my children are grown, I am in a position that I can help....
—Phyllis in Jerome, Idaho
I just saw your program on TV for the first time and was totally moved by your mission to feed children in need. I have a three year old daughter and can't imagine the thought of her ever going hungry. My heart aches when I see so many children suffering and starving while I live in a world of plenty.
—Dave in Vista, California
“It isn't their fault they are in the situation they are in, and they don't deserve to suffer for it.”
When I see the faces of the hungry children and the pain in their eyes it breaks my heart in two. As a child coming from a poor family I can remember times when I didn't have food and I didn't know when the next time was that I would be able to eat ... I just have a special place in my heart for those children. It isn't their fault they are in the situation they are in, and they don't deserve to suffer for it. They did nothing wrong.
—Danielle in Hustonville, Kentucky
I remember learning in school that every person has three basic needs: food, shelter, and clothing. There are possible substitutes for shelter and clothing but there isn't a substitute for food. The idea that little children are growing up without a basic human need is unnecessary. Thanks for the opportunity to be a blessing to others, as God has blessed me beyond measure. God bless you and Feed The Children!
—Arlise in Chesapeake, Virginia
Growing up, I was lucky to always have enough to eat. Although we weren't rich, my father worked hard at his job at the steel mill, and there was always food on the table. As a child, I never went to bed hungry! It saddens me to know that in this country where there is so much, that any child should be hungry ... I can imagine how awful it feels for kids whose tummies are empty but don't know when their next meal will be. Because God blessed me with loving parents and plenty of food in my childhood, I feel I need to give back to those who have not been so lucky.
—Cynthia in Plymouth, Massachusetts
“I will never forget the tears in my mom's eyes in receiving the groceries.”
I personally was hungry as a child, and many times we went without food in our household. I remember a pastor coming to our apartment when I was 8 years old, bringing two bags of groceries. I will never forget the tears in my mom's eyes in receiving the groceries ... As a responsible adult who has truly been blessed I feel a need in my spirit to help all I can to feed the true poor in need.
—Frank in Stevenson Ranch, California
First of all I want to say thank you to our Lord Jesus Christ, for bringing this idea into my mind today. Well, it's simple: I have two children who by grace of God receive three meals a day ... I want to give a less fortunate child the opportunity to eat every day ... As an adult I know the feeling of hunger pain, therefore no child should have to encounter that obstacle in life.
—Lydia in Richmond, Virginia