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World Food Day: Not everyone has a pantry full of groceries



  • October 16, 2020
Sam Campbell
Sam Campbell

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Can you imagine walking into your kitchen, opening the pantry, and finding nothing but dust and cobwebs?

The shelves are bare. Your wallet is empty. And you have no idea when you’ll be able to eat again.

Unfortunately, this is reality for people like Martha. She used to run a grocery store out of her home in Nicaragua, but customers stopped coming when the pandemic hit. With no income, Martha and her family had to eat the food she wasn’t selling. But that didn’t last long.

Today is World Food Day, and many families around the world are on the verge of starvation. Their pantries are empty. But YOU can help meet their needs by providing lifesaving aid like nutritious food, clean water, hygiene kits, medicine, and more.

And thanks to a matching gift, you’ll help rescue 2X as many people like Martha because every dollar you give DOUBLES!

Martha loved meeting neighbors from around the village. Her door was always open, and they gladly stopped by to purchase basic groceries like bread, milk, or eggs. The money Martha earned from her store helped her family survive … especially after her husband lost his job due to the fallout of the coronavirus.

But the pandemic soon took its toll on Martha’s business, too. People couldn’t leave their houses or use public transportation. No one was stopping by the grocery store anymore. So, Martha closed up shop, and her family ate the remaining groceries before they spoiled.

And then it was all gone.

Martha’s family had no more food. No way of buying more food.

And Nicaragua isn’t the only place where people are struggling to survive. In some places like Guatemala, recent droughts have dried up the land and destroyed thousands of acres of crops. Farmers have nothing to harvest, which means families already barely surviving the pandemic have nothing to eat.

People around the world like Martha are starving to death. Children are crying because they’re so hungry. And many families are at risk of getting sick because their immune systems are so weak.

These people desperately need your help. They can’t wait much longer.

When you give, you’ll not only help feed them, but you’ll also help provide emergency aid like clean water, hygiene kits, and medical care for sick families. And most importantly, your gift will show them the love of Christ and bring them hope when they need it most.

Plus, you’ll help erase a projected budget shortfall caused by canceled fundraising events, ensuring the people who were counting on the funds raised at those events still receive the help they need.

And since World Help Board members have pledged to match your gift up to $300,000, every $12 you give is now enough to help rescue TWO people in need!

Will you help someone like Martha in honor of World Food Day? Your gift could literally be the difference between life and death.

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