We face a seismic food crisis that is spreading across the globe.
The United Nations recently reported the number of people facing severe food insecurity has doubled over the past two years — from 135 million in 2019 to 276 million today. Food prices continue to rise due to economic shocks and supply chain disruptions. The cost of wheat has skyrocketed because of the war in Ukraine and the heat wave in India.
Together we can make an impact. Over the next three months, Unto® plans to send more than 462,000 meals to hungry people in 10 countries. Many of these places are experiencing record levels of hunger, so they need our help now.
Because much of the food is donated, the cost to assemble, ship, and distribute each meal averages just 13 cents. Your gift will rush meals to war victims, orphans, and families facing starvation. At the right time local staff teams will share the eternal hope of Jesus.
As the global food crisis intensifies, more and more families are going without meals. They are forced to send their children to school hungry or put them to bed at night without something to eat.
You can help them! Every 13 cents you give now provides a meal for a hungry person. Your donation will put nutritious food into their hands — and help create opportunities for local staff teams to share the kindness of Jesus.
Will you consider a generous gift to help rush meals and share hope today?
Leisha* lives in a small apartment with her husband, three children, and niece. When life became difficult in their country, her brother-in-law abandoned his daughter and returned to his homeland. Leisha refused to leave the little girl on the streets and took her into their family.
Two years ago Leisha’s husband was injured and has been unable to find work. The family cannot afford medical care for him. They also cannot afford electricity for their apartment. Their children work on the streets selling tissue boxes to help with basic expenses.
When local Unto team members visited the family, their apartment was completely dark. They talked to Leisha over the glow of flashlights. Through tears she explained their situation,
I wish my kids could have a normal life. I don’t wish for them to work, but what can we do? Our situation led us to this, and it breaks my heart.
Before leaving, our local staff team provided Leisha and her family with meals and directed them to a clinic that could help her husband. They were so grateful!
She told our staff members,
Today you made my day; thank you for coming; thank you for the food. You have no idea how much this will help us. This means a lot to us.
The team also had the opportunity to share about eternal hope, and Leisha joyfully made a decision to follow Jesus.
That is the difference your gift can make! It takes just 13 cents to provide a meal for someone like Leisha and her family who struggle to survive — and to give them the opportunity to hear about Jesus.
*Name changed for security purposes.
For almost 30 years, Unto has leveraged strategic global partnerships and the service of dedicated volunteers to relieve suffering through humanitarian aid in more than 75 countries. Unto serves people around the world as part of Cru’s diverse, 190-country network.