Saturday, August 1, 2015

Friends Against Hunger

Friends Against Hunger, FAH, is a non profit that operates solely on volunteer help. They do not have any paid employees and focus on keeping the cost low in an effort to help as many hungry people as possible. Their mission is to care for the poor by providing healthy meals for undernourished people in the United States and around the world.

Every meal is is put together in a unique way using a formulated vegetarian recipe that provides a rich source of easily digestible proteins, carbohydrates, and vitamins with nine essential amino acids. This combination was developed by food scientists in order to help the undernourished recover from malnutrition. Furthermore, given the conditions often seen in developing countries, the meals are intentionally easy to prepare, requiring only the ability to boil water. The cost for each meal is only 18 cents so a person can eat for a month for about $16.00.

FAH has always had, and maintained, the vision to carry out their mission through volunteer support. They prepare each meal for shipment with the help of churches, schools, scouts, friends, and families. The assembly-line meal packing process is designed to be simple so that anyone wanting to help can. The guidelines to volunteer are that you must be at least 11 years old and accompanied by an adult if you are under 18. Learn more at the FAH website.

Hear FAH share their mission on the Springfield Difference Makers program