Feed the Children has been proud to serve all mothers since its inception 40 years ago. In 2020, the coronavirus pandemic created a “bonus mom” category of women who have stepped in to support families and loved ones. This includes grandmothers, sisters, aunts, friends, teachers, and so many more.
According to the USDA, single women head up 28% of all families experiencing food insecurity. Through our food distributions we have heard so many stories of triumph from these women. They have helped to meet the needs of the children in their lives through the ups and downs of the pandemic, from banding together to form education pods to helping one another overcome unexpected financial crises.
The bond that these women share shows the resilience, determination, and love shared by the people we serve. Feed the Children not only provides for children, we provide for families, making a way through food and essentials where there seems to be no way.
This Mother’s Day, join us in supporting all mothers and bonus moms by helping to provide the resources families need to thrive.
No matter what it takes, these moms share the bond of love for their children. These are the real people that your donations support and uplift every day. Hear in their own words what it means to be a mother.
Moms are superheroes. And being a mom is more than a full-time job. For their children, mothers often take on the work of being role models, counselors, teachers, IT experts, nurses, and more. It’s invisible labor, and often goes unrewarded. This Mother’s Day, we want to say thank you to all moms for the hard work they do. Let’s come together and support these incredible women.
Kathy’s love for her child is what keeps her going when times are tough. She says of their struggles, “It will bring that determination in you that you didn't know was there. It will bring out a strength you didn't know you had. A fierce lioness side.” But despite her hard work, Kathy often faces impossible choices. She told us, “I can't let the power bill go and my lights be shut off. I can't let the mortgage get behind. I can't afford all the school supplies he's going to need. So without help, it is just too much.”Read More
Yenni's life has not been easy; she became a mother at a very young age, although this is very common in rural Honduran families. The only income their family has is her husband’s salary. Ramiro works as a mason and earns approximately 7,000 lempiras a month ($291 USD), which isn’t enough to meet all the needs of an 8-person family.Read More
Robynique is a determined mom. She stays at home to take care of her daughter, and when things are tough, Robynique gets creative. In her words, “I’ll turn nothing into something.” She’ll do whatever it takes to make sure that Sami is taken care of, even waiting outdoors in the Pittsburgh winter to bring home boxes full of hope.Read More