FH Canada promises to graduate communities out of poverty in 10 years. To some, this seems like an extraordinarily short amount of time to reverse the cycle of poverty and help communities build sustainable systems! But to young kids in school, it's an extraordinarily long time to wait to escape the damaging and life-long effects of malnutrition.
To improve children's health immediately sometimes takes an unsustainable stop-gap. That's where school meal programs come in. FH inputs nutrient rich food, like dried soup mix, to fortify the staple starch that children often receive as their school meal. This input produces almost immediate results - helping children concentrate and learn better in school, get sick less often, and begin physically growing at a more normal rate.
FH won't send shipments of soup to our partner communities forever, though! Instead, we support teachers and parents as they secure plots of land to begin cultivating school vegetable gardens that will sustain the meal programs long after FH departs.
But while they're waiting for their gardens to grow, will you join us in helping fight childhood malnutrition by sending soup mix to our partner communities today?