In a world of unmet needs, the most tragic reality is that every year eleven million children younger than five years of age 30,000 per day die from hunger and disease. More than half of these deaths are directly due to malnutrition.
Hundreds of millions of children go to bed hungry every night. Even where schools are available, many of these kids are too weak to attend. Inadequate nutrition in the years between birth and three years of age can irrevocably affect brain growth, learning potential, long-term health and academic performance.
20 million low birth-weight babies are born ever year in the poor world. 27% of these children under five are severely undernourished. 34% are physically stunted and below the norms in height and weight.
Every Dollar Feeds Kids, Inc. (EDFK) supports children in the city of Cuernavaca, Mexico and several nearby villages. We provide regular meals and vitamin supplements to youngsters who would otherwise have to survive on occasional meals from their poverty-stricken families. This food assistance enables these kids to have the strength to attend school.
Every Dollar Feeds Kids, Inc. is sponsored by the EDFK
First Congregational Church of San Rafael, California, the Episcopal Church of the Transfiguration in Sisters, Oregon, Church of the Painted Hills in Tucson, Arizona, United Church of Christ in Keene, New Hampshire and First Congregational Church in Southington, Connecticut. Many other congregations and individuals are "Contributing" members of EDFK.
The administration of EDFK is managed entirely by volunteers and overhead expenses are covered by the Partner churches. More information about Partner Church participation is available on the Contact Us page of this website.
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