Hunger is the number one complaint of under-priviledged people throughout Mexico. Mexico's National Institute of Nutrition reports 350 people die each day in that country from hunger and related diseases.
Extreme poverty in Mexico is widespread and the need for food is continual due to lack of ability to grow sufficient crops.
The hunger crisis has hit the indigenous communities especially hard.
Kids Against Hunger in Tulsa has been sending food into Mexico since December, 2003. We work with Pastor Frank Gonzales to send food into the border, as well as the mountainous regions deep in the country.
Our high-nutrition food enables the children to not only thrive physically, but feeds the brain as well so that the learning capabilities are helped.
Each Kids Against Hunger satellite keeps a portion of the food they package for local area outreaches.
Pictured is a little boy eating KAH food in downtown Tulsa, OK during a ministry outreach.
We don't overlook the needs in our own areas.
Kids Against Hunger - feeding children around the corner and around the world.
We take doctors who conduct medical clinics and food for distribution in schools and orphanages and feeding programs.
Kids Against Hunger has made Haiti a top priority in the feeding program.
The first team from KAH - Tulsa traveled to Haiti in 2008 and there have been many trips since that time. We send food into Haiti on an ongoing basis to help feed the children in that struggling country.
There are 40,000 children who die somewhere in the world each day from starvation or malnutrition-related diseases. Our mission is to end that tragedy. Since it's launching, Kids Against Hunger and affiliates have distributed Two Billion meals in more than 80 countries.
Kids Against Hunger has distributed food in over 80 countries, including:
Afghanistan, Angola, Argentina, Armenia, Belize, Bolivia, Brazil, Bulgaria, Burkina Faso, Burundi, Cambodia, Cameroon, Canada, Chad, Chile, Colombia, Congo, Cuba, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Ecuador, Egypt, Eritrea, Ethiopia, Federated States of Micronesia, French Guiana, Gabon, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Israel, Jamaica, Jordan, Kenya, Kurdistan, Liberia, Malawi, Mali West Africa, Mexico, Mozambique, Mongolia, Myanmar/Burma, Nicaragua, Niger, Nigeria, North Korea, Palestine, Panama - San Blas Islands, Papua New Guinea, Paraguay, Peru, Philippines, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Sao Tome Principe, Senegal, Sierra Leone, Somalia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Sudan, Sumatra, Swaziland, Syria, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Thailand, Tobago, Togo, Trinidad, Uganda, Ukraine, Uruguay, USA, Venezuela, Vietnam, West Timor, Zambia, Zimbabwe.