Healthy and Hungry Free Challenge (Kick off)

For many of us, this time of year means being encountered with food everywhere we turn. Some of us groan at the thought of having to fight the temptation of all the food around us. Yet, there are 870 million* people in the world who are hungry, while 1 in 6* Americans (over 50 million) face hunger. (*Statistics per World Vision and Feeding America).

 This holiday season, I am running a Healthy and Hungry Free Holiday Challenge on Facebook. You can find more information about this challenge here. This challenge isn’t just about us being accountable with our food and lifestyle choices during the holiday season. It is also challenge to reach out to those who would just be happy with a fraction of what we have.
Below are just some organizations that reach out to those who are less fortunate.

The Lighthouse Mission exists to feed the hungry and help the homeless by sharing God's love with people in need in practical ways. Our commitment is to feed the poor, but our goal is to empower people to overcome poverty and live purpose-filled lives.

SARAH JEROME’s Mission Trip
Sarah and her team are kicking off their Christmas break by heading to Villa Esperanza. Villa Esperanza, or "Hope Village", is a place where young girls have found refuge who once lived in La Chureca or other dangerous environments. Here at the Villa they are given their first individual bed with clean sheets, and clothes and food. School suddenly becomes an option and with it hope for a better future. In short, they are given a NEW LIFE! Villa Esperanza goes further, by offering life-skills and social skills training, psychological evaluation and counseling, and medical care. Here the children receive personal care in a family environment. The children of Villa Esperanza are given the tools they need to reach their full, God-given potential.
The deadlines are fast approaching and your help is needed. You can help by going to the link above, on the donation option, hit Missions and
for Trip Name put “NICARAGUA” and for Student Name “SARAH JEROME.”


Samaritan’s Purse is a nondenominational evangelical Christian organization providing spiritual and physical aid to hurting people around the world. Since 1970, Samaritan’s Purse has helped meet needs of people who are victims of war, poverty, natural disasters, disease, and famine with the purpose of sharing God’s love through His Son, Jesus Christ.

With 44,000 staff members worldwide (including the United States) we bring sponsors and donors alongside children and communities in nearly 100 countries. The map below shows our work across issues — from health to disaster response — integrating lasting solutions to the root causes of poverty and sharing God’s hope for a brighter future. And we stretched donations with grants and corporate gifts-in-kind to make every dollar donated achieve $1.15 in impact.

**YOU DO NOT HAVE TO DO THE MONTHLY CHILD SPONSORSHIP TO HELP! You can make a one time gift. They have a donate where most needed option. Your gift enables World Vision to respond quickly in areas of greatest need, to help the world’s most vulnerable.

Our mission is to feed America’s hungry through a nationwide network of member food banks and engage our country in the fight to end hunger.
This list contains some of the many organizations that help hungry men, women and children throughout the world and in our very own country. I am aware that there are many other amazing organizations. You are not limited to the organizations listed here. If you know of other reliable and trust worthy organizations, please share it in the comments below.

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