“If you can’t feed a hundred people, then just feed one.”
Our Feeding Programs
Endihnew Hope Saturday Feeding Program
Endihnew Hope is located on Entoto Mountain in the beautiful Ethiopian countryside on the outskirts of Addis Ababa. It is home to many people suffering from HIV, Tuberculosis, mental illness, and other medical concerns who have come to the mountain in pursuit of healing from the “holy water” located in a local Orthodox church on the mountain. Children on Entoto Mountain often struggle with starvation, poverty, and disease, and have little access to education. The Endihnew Hope Saturday Feeding Program is host to more than 200 children who come to eat a nutritious meal each and play with one another each Saturday.
Chirkos Feeding Program
The Chirkos Community is a local slum area and most of the mothers in Chirkos do not have a way to generate income, and therefore, many turn to prostitution as a means to survive and provide for their children. As a result, many children in the area are half orphaned, not knowing their father. The poverty in many families is severe, and the teachers of the area frequently witness kids fainting in class. Often, children find quitting school as the only option. The Hand in Hand ministry offers a daily feeding program for these at risk children at a primary school in Chirkos in which over 100 children receive a nutritious lunch, enabling them to focus in the classroom with a full belly.
Talita Rise Up Feeding Program
Talita Rise Up is located in the Southern part of Ethiopia in a village called Yirgalem. It is home to some 30,000-40,000 residents, many of whom are HIV positive. Despite the government’s provision of medications to combat HIV, many are unable to obtain effective treatment due to their extreme poverty and lack of the required nutrition to tolerate the medications. The Talita Rise Up Feeding Program holds a weekly meal on Saturdays where more than 150 children come to eat a balanced, nutritious meal, play with friends, hear Bible teachings, and participate in worship.