I will not be here long.... it's just too dangerous for me. But hunger is a powerful motivator to mothers trying to feed their children - so my heart cannot ignore their needs. People come to help quickly, understanding the danger we are in.
A teenage boy comes to help and his eyes say it all for our risk to bring food to this area in Mexico.
Dads are so humbled and don't want me to lift a thing. Their faces are lined with worry and I know they are hungry too even though they want the mothers with babies to get their first.
I am able to bring food, because of all those who have given finances unselfishly to Moms Against Hunger. Your help is invaluable and I could not do it without your aid. Thank you ..... I have one last picture to show you along with her broken english message to give to you.
"I want to say thank you for bringing food to me and my baby- I really (mucho... mucho) appreciate this!
Her smile and the life she holds makes this risky trip worthwhile. Moms Against Hunger means what we say..... we really are MOMS who are AGAINST HUNGER in the lives of others.
This child's hands were grimy and he was so sweaty. His diaper was soggy and she was too shy about it to let me hold him. I wish I had baby wipes to give her!!! This area is rocky and very dirty for a child to be in.
Bringing rice packets to the mothers here in this temporary location, these moms would come anywhere to me to receive food for their children.
These moms are young.... all the babies here were under a year of age that I could see. It's so hot and steamy I hope this child is not dehydrated.
Mommy was thrilled with receiving food, even though her baby was very upset.
I just stopped taking pictures at this point and started giving away everything we brought!
Reynosa Mexico is struggling to survive amidst the drug wars going on night and day. The innocent mothers and children are completely at the mercy of murderous strangers. As a mom I can't imagine how scary this is.... trying to simply get food to feed a baby.
Traveling through the streets of this dangerous town I admit does make me nervous. But I do have a destiny to fulfill and feeding mothers and children and also bringing them hope outweighs my personal concerns.
Here is a newborn - literally we are outside in a dusty colonial, this baby is fragile and her mother tries to protect her from the terrible dirt and blowing dust. It's over 100 degrees right now!
I have brought rice packets which are fortified with vegetable protein, vitamins and minerals. Keeping the mother's body strong will help her to breast feed her baby well. This heat is terribly hard to keep a good flow of breast milk going. She needs nutritious food for both she and her baby. She struggles to tell me thank you in spanish. Her little boy can't wait to eat I can tell...... I love shipping food around the world, but something so special happens in my heart when I can personally be the one to touch a mother, kiss a baby, put food in the hands of the hungry. Taking from my hands.... and putting in her hands is a wonderful feeling. No matter what the danger is.
She is a mom, I am a mom. From one mother to another.... we both simply care about the child. Not drugs, not money, not power, not politics, not the greed which drives this horrible and dangerous situation in Mexico today.
The June flood in southern Alberta is the costliest natural disaster in Canadian history.The latest estimate of the insured property damage now exceeds $1.7 billion. Four people died and 100,000 others were forced from their homes by days of torrential rain, prompting states of emergency in Calgary and several other communities. Moms Against Hunger sent funds to help families with emergency supplies in the immediate days following this disaster.
Cambodia is in the middle of the human trafficking nightmare. Our partners have been very involved in helping to recover, sustain and offer opportunities to children and young women caught in such terrible misery. Feeding the hungry is part of the program to help.....
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This is an area in the Dominican Republic that is called 'Little Haiti', and it is filled with poor Haitians who fled Haiti looking for a better life. The children here do not attend school, nor is there a job source in the area for the adults to work at. MAH offers food to these helpless children who stay hungry all the time.
A typhoon hit the tiny island of Fiji and caused major flooding which ruined a majority of the crops. Moms Against Hunger was contacted and asked if we would ship a container of food to them to help provide meals for children during this crisis season. With our partners help we shipped 250,000 meals to the children of Fiji.
Guatemala is one of the poorest nations in Latin America. The needs of the children and elderly in this nation are often ignored, and without any social services. Our longstanding commitment to this beautiful but poor country is ongoing.
We were able to ship 18 containers into Haiti after the earthquake. Our efforts provided 2 million baby wipes, food, water, water purifiers, blankets, hygiene goods, coolers, shoes, tools and medical supplies.
The massive tornado's that swept through Illinois, Indiana and Kentucky were terrifying to the families that survived them. Our heartfelt response to them was gratefully accepted as thousands were without food and water and living with damaged or destroyed homes. This effort took hundreds of people to help their neighbors through this ordeal.
Hurricane Katrina was a category 5 Hurricane, that hit New Orleans and surrounding areas. It was the costliest natural disaster in the history of the USA. We provided shelter for a total of 1,000 people over the course of 1 month. We provided shelter, food, clothing and a safe place to think about the future and what to do next. In the shock of what had happened, we respected the privacy of our families and did not allow photos to be taken overall.
Serving families in the aftermath of a hurricane has always been an area that Moms Against Hunger serves in. Every family needs the emotional support and care of a mother in such a time. Our care helps to provide for instant foods, practical supplies and items for small children during the immediate hours after Hurricane Isaac in Louisiana.
Hurricane Sandy was the second largest disaster in US history. Moms Against Hunger served the families in Staten Island hot meals and support during the weeks following it.. Our help made the difference in thousands of shocked families trying to cope with the complete loss of their homes and businesses.
The tornado in Moore Oklahoma and surrounding small town areas was devastating! Not only were homes and businesses destroyed but also two schools taking the lives of 23 people including children. 2013 Moore tornado was an EF5 tornado that struck on the afternoon of May 20, 2013