LOVE looks like food!
Haiti is located just 700 miles off the coast of Florida, and yet, it feels like visiting another planet. It’s a fifth world country where human trafficking, child slavery, elderly abuse, and systemic poverty are expected.
Love Feeds OUR World is located in Macomb, Haiti, and we focus our efforts on this small village and the surrounding villages. Macomb is a rural community located on the Léogâne Plain. There is little to no business in Macomb and most adults do not read or write. The earthquake hit this area hard and most homes fell; makeshift homes built by earthquake relief organizations are visible all over the community.
These families are unable to adequately feed their children, and many children suffer from severe malnutrition. Some of these children eat only once every few days and their diets consist mainly of potatoes, roots, and fruit from the trees when it’s available. It’s not unusual for parents to give away or even sell a child into domestic servitude in order to be able to feed their remaining children. Many of these slave children suffer from starvation, rape, and other physical abuse on a continual basis.
We believe in giving these families a hand-up, rather than just a handout. We believe that through helping these families stay together, love wins, and children and parents live healthier, happier lives. LFOW provides jobs for people in our community such as cooks, caretakers, child care workers, etc. We have over 20 full-time employees from the Macomb area.
Our AM feeding program provides lunch to all the Shilo students while our PM feeding program supports families with three hot meals a week for children, the elderly, and the disabled to supplement what they receive at home. We also provide medical care, and daily, families hear about the love of Jesus and learn scriptures that empower them to change their circumstances.
Our first meal was served on Monday June 17, 2013. It was a day of great celebration!
The feeding program is supported through generous donations and our sponsorship program. Visit our Take Action page to see how you can get involved in changing the life of a child.
You can also click the Purchase Food button below to purchase specific items to donate to our feeding program.