"If I have withheld the poor from their desire..."
We have found that if children do not eat during the day, they cannot think and learn at school. They become sleepy and lethargic during class, instead of alert and attentive.
"If I have withheld the poor from their desire or have caused the eyes of the widow to fail; or have eaten my morsel of bread myself alone, and the fatherless have not eaten thereof, then let mine arm fall from my shoulder blade and mine arm be broken from the bone."
Job 31: 16-17, 22
The poor children in Haiti never have three meals a day. Breakfast is usually a cup of coffee with sugar and a piece of bread, if they are very fortunate.
Children here in Haiti eat strange things when they are hungry, like small rocks, charcoal, ashes, and even goat feces. They are anemic and lack minerals their bodies would normally get from food. Either they have no food, or the food they are eating is not a healthy diet.
Healthy Haitian children have dark hair; red hair is one of the symptoms of malnutrition.
This little girl has red hair due to malnutrition, but with good nourishing food her hair will turn black, and her health will improve.
Most of our food is donated. With generous gifts from our partners, we are able to pay for shipping from the States to Haiti, the Haitian Customs fees and the cost of transportation to our schools. All of this adds up to about $10,500 for each container. It takes a lot of food to feed OVER 5,000 CHILDREN EACH DAY.
Very special thanks to Feed My Starving Children for all of the nutritious donated food. Without them we could not feed many of those who need it most.
We have wonderful Love A Child Workers in Haiti
We pay cooks in every one of our 13
schools. These cooks prepare enough food
to feed all the children every day. Each time
we pay one worker, that person provides
for approximately ten family members.
Food distribution is an important part of the LAC mission. We feed over 2,000 families monthly. These are some of our workers packing food for the families. This food helps keep parents, including expectant mothers, healthy. It also feeds children when school is not in session.
"If I...have eaten my morsel of bread myself alone, and the fatherless have
not eaten thereof" Job 31:17