Eating Dirt

  • “In Haiti, where three-quarters of the population earns less than $2 a day and one in five children is chronically malnourished, the one business booming amid all the gloom is the selling of patties made of mud, oil and sugar, typically consumed only by the most destitute.

    It’s salty and it has butter and you don’t know you’re eating dirt,’ said Olwich Louis Jeune, 24, who has taken to eating them more often in recent months.  ‘It makes your stomach quiet down.”

    The Horsemen of the Apocalypse, The Hole in Our Gospel.

    Our response to this terribly reality has been to introduce a lunch program into the schools that we support. In 2011 we provided 140,000 meals to orphans and school kids. In 2012, we will provide over 200,000 meals. All of this is in partnership with Feed My Starving Children. They provide the bulk food for us to pack to Haiti. The cost of the food from them is .22 cents per meal. They are a wonderful Christian 501(c)(3) charity based in Minnesota. They help charities like us provide millions of meals to the poorest of poor around the world.