Thanks to the intervention of both Convoy of Hope and Meals from the Heartland, Martha, a native of Kenya who faced a scarcity of food, now has ready access to meals.
As told on the website of Meals from the Heartland, an Iowa charity aimed at feeding hungry families, Martha (not her real name) was orphaned upon her parents’ death and ended up living with her aunt.
But space there was tight, since Martha’s aunt already had six hungry mouths to feed of her own.
“I don’t like remembering that time,” Martha told Meals from the Heartland. “It’s not easy for me to remember that time. So when I do remember it, I used to cry a lot.”
That’s when Convoy of Hope, a faith-based group that helps the “impoverished, hungry and hurting,” stepped in.
Convoy placed Martha in an orphanage, and through Meals in the Heartland’s Children’s Feeding Initiative, she is now able to eat nutritious meals each day.
“It’s the best food,” she said, as quoted in Heartland’s quarterly report. “Everyone in this home likes it. It makes us able to focus on our studies.”
Through an army of volunteers, Meals from the Heartland addresses global hunger by providing packaged meals to those suffering from malnourishment or who have limited access to food.
Martha, now facing a brighter future, had this to say to donors supporting Meals from the Heartland.
“We thank you so much, and we love you so much,” she said. “We don’t know how to thank you. We would like to be like you when we grow up.”