eed the Hungry Project (FHO) is a special outreach by the Treasure of Life Foundation in partnership with the Beacon of Hope Foundation. The projects desires to educate the world on the need to share the love of God by sharing food with the hungry. Children from particularly very poor communities with very poor, needy and destitute parents often hardly eat three square meal a day. There are some children who don’t get access to food at all and sleep hungry day by day.
For such people who are often hungry, the message of the love of God hardly find space in their heart. The Feed the Hungry Project (FHO) is meant to be a vehicle of love to share the love of God by sharing monthly meals with poor children who are either street dwellers or orphans or destitute. By doing so, we seek to teach the world the true meaning of the love of God, and teach the world to feed children and vulnerable people around them who are hungry.
According to Hunger statistics by the World Food Program (WFP), some 795 million people in the world do not have enough food to lead a healthy active life. That’s about one in nine people on earth and the vast majority of the world’s hungry people live in developing countries, where 12.9 percent of the population is undernourished.
The statistics also show that Sub-Saharan Africa is the region with the highest prevalence (percentage of population) of hunger. One person in four is undernourished. Nearly half (45%) of deaths in children under five – 3.1 million children each year is caused by poor nutrition.
One out of six children about100 million in developing countries is underweight and one in three children in developing countries are stunted.It is also estimated that 66 million primary school-age children attend classes hungry
across the developing world, with 23 million in Africa alone. In Ghana, reports show that in the South about 20% of people live in poverty whilst in the north that figure is 60%.According to WFP Comprehensive Food Security and Vulnerability Assessment 2012, 24.2 % of Ghanaians live below the poverty line with food security being very low.
The Feed the Hungry Project (FHO) is a direct answer to the need for education and encouragement of Ghanaians to reach out to the hungry especially the vulnerable class such as children and street dwellers.
Key focus of the feeding program:
Share God’s compassion and love with vulnerable children of broken homes by assisting their single parents with employable skills and resource them to be economically empower to play their roles as parents
1.We provide assistance to vulnerable children from vulnerable families by helping their mothers to become economically independent.
2We give skills and training to such vulnerable single parents and share the gospel of Christ with them.
3.We provide emotional and psychological support to the family by the involvement of our Social workers who meet and Counsel the family on matters pertaining to them and also monitor the family development progress.
4.We conduct public education on the need for all Ghanaians to keep reaching out to the poor and vulnerable families around and educate the public on family values and dangers of broken home particularly to the children.
5.We advocate for the enforcement of the Child and Family Policies by the Gender, Children and Social Protection Ministry.