Can you imagine?
17,000 children die every day from preventable hunger-related causes.
The problem is so big, we think we can't do anything about it...
But YOU can make a difference
In just 2 hours you can personally package a 33-pound box of 216 nutritious meals for children who are malnourished or even starving.
These nutritious meals contain rice, soy, dehydrated vegetables, and a specially formulated vitamin blend that targets the immune systems of malnourished children.
Gather with hundreds of volunteers who will work together in assembly lines to measure food ingredients, funnel them into plastic bags, and then weigh, seal and box the meals.
Gather a team
You need a core team of committed people to pull this off. Check out our Hunger Challenge Tool Box for more details. An HSM staff member will be glad to answer your questions.
Decide how many meals to package
One pallet of food = 66 boxes = 14,256 meals
20 pallets of food = 2,640 boxes = 285,000 meals = one shipping container of food
Choose a Site
A gymnasium works beautifully, or a church fellowship hall or a school all-purpose room. Our Hunger Challenge Tool Box gives details about workable room sizes.
Set your date and confirm it with HSM
Check whether your desired date is available. Make an initial deposit and complete a Hunger Challenge Agreement.
Publicize your Hunger Challenge
HSM provides publicity cards and posters – either preprinted or fillable PDF files. You will want to use email, social media, press releases, posters and word of mouth to get the word out. It's all in the Hunger Challenge Tool Box.
Raise the funds
Each nutritious meal costs just 30¢. Each box of 216 meals costs just $65. Roughly, each volunteer who works for two hours will package a complete box of food. Therefore, a basic budget is $65 x the number of volunteers who will work. There are many ways to raise the funds. Download our Fundraising Options document for ideas.
Schedule your volunteers
HSM will set up our customized registration system where volunteers will sign up online to participate in your Hunger Challenge. The system also allows people to donate toward your event. You can track how many people are signed up, send emails, print name tags and check-in lists, and follow up with your volunteers after the event.
HSM Staff will arrive to help you run your Hunger Challenge
Now that you know how to host an event
so we can help you feed starving children
Life-giving food directly from your hands to the hands of a starving child
Zara’s family was displaced from their home in Syria. When this photo was taken, she was living in a refugee camp in Northern Iraq. I wish I could tell you where Zara and her family are now, but we truly don’t know. We do know that during a terrible time in their lives, Zara’s family received nutritious Heaven Sent Ministries food because you cared and gave and packaged food. We continue to pray for a real resolution that will allow her family to return to some kind of normal life.
We have no idea who will need food next. When the phone rings at our office and someone says, “Can you get some food to us? We need it so badly,” we want to be able to respond, “Yes. Absolutely.”
You can make it possible for us to say, “Yes. Absolutely.” If you give just $30 , you’ll provide 100 meals to desperate children.
How many meals can YOU give?
You can keep the gift coming by giving to Heaven Sent Ministries regularly — every month — and designating that gift for food.
If you give just $25 a month, you’ll provide 83 meals every month. In just one year, that's 1,000 meals for desperate children.
Yes, I want to give regularly