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How To Help Feed the Poor, the Hungry and the Destitute with Christian Charity

Updated on September 23, 2014

How You Can Help Feed the Poor, the Hungry and the Destitute in 2012

I am continuously amazed at how blessed I am!

I have my health; a home; clothes to wear; enough food to eat everyday in addition to a loving and supportive family.

So how did I get so lucky? How did I not fall through the cracks?

With all the advancements, education and capabilities that our world has, why are there still people going hungry everyday?

Throughout this page I will be sharing of charities, organizations and programs that are helping to feed those that have no means of daily food, live in destitution and continuously lift their voices for help with the hope someone will hear them.

I will be sharing with you how you can help make a difference through volunteering or donations of either your time or money.

If you are feeling lead to make a difference then read on and see how these charities, organizations and programs may be a first step for you. By all means feel free to share this information to help create awareness.

"One person can not do it all, but one person can make a difference."

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travel to help others

Helping Others In Need

Creating Awareness

Matthew 25:40 Jesus says "I tell you the truth, whatever you did for one of the least of these, you did for me."

It is by our very core christian values that we have a calling and yearning to help others in need, to help those less fortunate than ourselves.

Christ has given us a great commission to such a task in Matthew 22:39

I am here to provide a path for you if you feel drawn to help somewhere.

There are many, many great organizations doing wonderful work all over the world. These are just a few that my family and I are involved in.

These organizations are doing good works among the people they serve and there is always room for more help by volunteering, spreading awareness and donations.

So if you will allow me, I'd like to share with you these organizations and programs that are providing means of aid for their brothers and sisters in need.

I invite you to follow along and learn more? There's plenty of room for more.

"We must not, in trying to think about how we can make a big difference, ignore the small daily differences we can make which, over time, add up to big differences that we often cannot foresee." 'quote by: Marian Wright Edelman'

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Food For The Poor

Food with a purpose

Food for the Poor is an interdenominational Christian relief and development organization working primarily in 17 countries in the Caribbean, Latin America as well as the United States.

Chartered in 1982, Founder of Food for the Poor, Ferdinand G. Mahfood, has grown this organization to the third largest charity in the United States feeding 2 million destitute people a day.

Food for the Poor raises their funds, uniquely, through a speaker's bureau consisting of a staff of clergy from different denominations creating partnerships through the parishes.

To learn more about Food for the Poor follow the link in the black box and watch the video below.

Food For the Poor

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plumpy nut

Plumpy' Nut Project

1 Corinth 13:13 'And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.'

A child dies nearly every 6 seconds in Africa due to malnutrition. Very shocking statistics given our present day capabilities.

But Plumpy' Nut is helping to change that.

Plumpy' Nut is a packaged peanutty paste that provides nutritional vitamins and minerals to extreme malnourished children, getting them back to a stage to be able to consume food again .

The packs are distributed to some of the most devastated areas where children do not receive proper food or clean water.

If you notice in this picture of this beautiful bright eyed child, their hair is orange which is an indication that there is a lack of protein in their diet. But by getting these packs of built in vitamins in their hands it is helping many children come back from the brink of death.

Just Jewelry, a Christian based jewelry company out of Ohio, added to their collection and missions a 'Faith, Hope and Love' bracelet. The sell of each bracelet contributes to the aid of millions of starving children.

With the purchase of this charming bracelet, two 'Plumpy' nut' packets are contributed to the aid of the program. Your purchase helps to sustain a life of a malnourished child and redefines jewelry as 'jewelry with a purpose'.

These packets are administered through 'Doctors without Borders' foundation, just one of many organizations helping to fight this battle.

If you would like to find out more on Plumpy'nut; and how to purchase a 'Faith, Hope & Love' bracelet visit Just Jewelry for more information.

Faith, Hope and Love Bracelet - Jewelry with Purpose

1 bracelet = Donation of 2 Plumpy' Nut packs
1 bracelet = Donation of 2 Plumpy' Nut packs

Just Jewelry Plumpy'nut Project - feeding millions of malnurished children in Africa

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atl hunger walk

Atlanta Community Food Bank 5K Hunger Walk/Run

Walking with a Purpose

According to the Feeding America 2010 study, partnering agencies of the Georgia food banks assist approximately 1.4 million Georgia residents, which includes children and the elderly.

Every year the Atlanta Community Food Bank partners up with other Christian church bodies and organizations and sponsors a 5k walk/run starting and ending at Turner Stadium in March.

Thousands of people come out to support this day of fellowship to increase the awareness of those that go without meals every day.

The feeling of unity among all these people walking with a purpose is very lifting and energizing. We have been participating in this since 1998 as a family.

The 2012 Walk/Run is just around the corner on Sunday, March 11. It's never to early or too late to make donations for 2012. Follow this link to Atlanta Community Food Bank for more facts and information or click on the black box.

Annual Hunger Walk/Run - Reason to Participate

Do you have a cause that you believe in?

Have fun while helping others have more food.

Putting The Fun Into Fundraisers - fresh and new ideas

Great Fundraising Ideas for Youth Groups
Great Fundraising Ideas for Youth Groups

If you are tired of the candy sales, soda sales, then check this idea book out for some new and fresh ideas for fundraisers for your organization

 
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"Helping In His Name" Henry County Georgia Food Bank

Serving with a purpose.

With all the needs on a grander worldwide scale it's also very important to remember of the needs in our own community.

Local county food pantries provide a much needed service to your area.

Sponsoring food drives with your local churches, schools and community events you can make a big difference right in your own back yard.

Lots of volunteers are needed to provide assistance for the day to day task to keep these local food pantries open and operating.

Henry County, GA 'Helping in His Name Food Pantry' operates with approx 150 volunteers each week, receiving over 100 phone calls per day from families in need of help.

Did you know that just 16 cents will buy a one pound of food for a local food pantry through a larger community food bank.

You see just the smallest thing as a few cents can make a big difference in your community.

If you would like to learn more about 'Helping in His Name' visit their website to see what this one organization does for those in need in their community.

If you don't live in Henry County, Georgia then I encourage you to find out more about community food pantries in your local area by visiting volunteermatch.org .

It begins with you taking the first step.

Henry County, GA - Helping In His Name Food Pantry

Joy - part 2

Hope - part 3

Things To Do Today...

Check out volunteermatch.org to find a local organization where I can volunteer.

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I value my visitors who take time from their schedule to learn what goes on in my little world. If you feel lead please feel free to sign in and share a story with us.

Do you have an organization that you support or a favorite charity, we would like to hear.

Feel free to come and visit again and pass this along to spread the awareness of hunger and maybe we can defeat this one person at a time.

God's Blessings.

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      MichaelTaylor1 4 years ago

      Wonderful lens. If we all could spend a little more time helping others than we would live in a much better place. I've written a lens on a charitable event alsohttp://www.squidoo.com/matthews-nc-area-orthodonti...

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      dragonlildragon 4 years ago

      What a beautiful idea and such a great lens. You are a true angel not just on squidoo.

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      anonymous 4 years ago

      We support the Food Banks in Spain that are being set up for the really bad situations of many thousands of People in this Country.

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      Gayle Dowell 4 years ago from Kansas

      This is a subject dear to my heart. So much so that my husband and I have started our own charity to address hunger as well as other issues in developing countries. We focus on sustainability and equipping people with the education, tools and opportunities to help them feed themselves. From refurbishing and shipping tractors to education on food storage to help them keep what they harvest safe from bugs and rodents, we deal with not only short term answers, but long term solutions. We are Planting Hope International. Blessed~

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      Diva2Mom 4 years ago

      Impressive lens! It's so commendable to see and know people who make a big difference in other people's lives. I admire your energy and charitable act for putting this lens together. You did an excellent job in spreading the word, or sharing the relevant message that there are really people out there who starve and are struggling to survive due to poverty and we can unite to make a difference. May God bless the poor, the hungry and the destitute! God bless you dear friend! Huge hug :)

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      MintySea 5 years ago

      Wow so many ways to help people

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      Teri Hansen 5 years ago

      @anonymous: Thank you Marni, glad to have visit and blessings are always welcome.

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      God continue to bless you to bless others around the world and locally

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      It was a blessing for the christian charity helping the poor childrenhttp://www.ukchristiancharity.org/

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      Teri Villars 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great lens and also a very good name! ha! Squid Angel blessed!

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      Delia 5 years ago

      Very nice lens and information! I have a favorite organization for hunger that I enjoy giving to... 'World Vision'~d-artist Squid Angel Blessing~

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      teristazko 5 years ago

      I believe everyone is judged on how they treat people and how they serve others. Thank you for sharing the selfless lens.

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      Loganor 5 years ago

      Thanks for making this lens and sharing all these excellent charities.

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      Monstermom69 5 years ago

      Great lens :)

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      anonymous 5 years ago

      Hi, teriann. Great job on this lens. Well done!

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      Grandma-Marilyn 5 years ago

      Wonderful lens! I love that you are reminding people that there are others out there that need their help while they are out spending their money at Christmas. I added a link for a group that is helping the homeless here in the USA.

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      JenOfChicago LM 5 years ago

      Great lens! This is a good time of year to organize food drives at your office.

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      hamshi5433 5 years ago

      "I am continuously amazed at how blessed I am!I have my health; a home; clothes to wear; enough food to eat everyday in addition to a loving and supportive family." That gratefulness is what god wants to see in every human heart! I think every human must do something small or big to help others who are in need. Not just the charities but helping individually will also make a big difference to the poor. Thanx for bringing such a wonderful topic to Public eyes!

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      ViJuvenate 6 years ago

      Good lens. May you be blessed. My favorite charity is Samaritan's Purse. I wish they had that one in the choices for Squidoo.

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      Laurel Johnson 6 years ago from Washington KS

      Wonderful lens, beautifully presented.Helping feed the hungry and homeless locallyand regionally is high on our list of important goals for us.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      It's great to see all these organizations supporting the hungry and destitute, and thanks for spreading the word. Like you said, we can all make a difference. Blessings! :)