Hilarious Givers has been feeding hungry, deserving kids in Baja California for more than 9 years. We have provided millions of servings, donated by our generous partners in the U.S. Among the most generous has been Feed My Starving Children, who every year provide, without cost, between 500,000 and a million meals.
About one in four children who live in the state of Baja California live below the poverty level. As bad as this is, Baja kids are actually affluent compared to children who live in the rest of Mexico. Fully half of children outside Baja are living in poverty, even by Mexican standards.
Our Executive Director was invited to the annual Feed My Starving Children conference in January. During a break, he discussed our long-range goals and plans with their Regional Program Manager for Central and South America. Historically, we had requested four containers, and been allocated 2 or 3, each year. (One container holds 272,000 meals.) That allocation was often supplemented to meet emergency needs, such as earthquake and hurricane relief. This year, we formally requested a substantial increase in our annual allocation to permit expansion of our outreach to the Pacific States of Mexico. This is a huge commitment on the part of Hilarious Givers. One neighboring state (Baja California) increased to 11 distant states whose children desperately need our help.
The response at the conference was "We will advise our distribution partners early in March of our allocation decisions." We prayed that His abundance would be multiplied.
Be careful what you pray for! We just received our annual allotment letter. Eight containers, plus one already on a train heading our way from Chicago. Nearly two and a half million meals!
We're not going to change what we do. We spread the Good News by sharing our abundance. We've been doing that for nearly a decade, and we'll continue to do that. But we need to change the way we do it. We've been watering our faith garden with a garden hose. But now we have caught fire! We need a fire hose.
And you, dear reader, are a part of that. If you believe feeding hungry kids is a good idea, tell your friends and neighbors about Hilarious Givers and the work we are doing. Share and like our facebook page. Give your co-workers our web address. Click on the "Donate" button to make a cash donation by credit card. Start a crowdfunding drive.
Everybody gives in their own way. The important thing is to do something. Change a life. Change a bunch of lives!
On His path,
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