Just Feed Them

  • “Meanwhile, most of the poorest of the poor suffer silently, too weak for activism or too busy with raising the next generation of hungry.  In the sprawling slum of Haiti’s Cite’ Soleil, Placide Simone 29, offered one of her five offspring to a stranger.

    ‘Take one,’ she said, cradling a listless baby and motioning toward four rail-thin toddlers, none of whom had eaten that day.  ‘You pick.  Just feed them.”

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

    At our school in Marmelade each child has a nutritious MannaPack lunch every school day. The kids devour the large plate of rice, soy, vegetables, chicken stock and vitamins. It makes it possible for them to learn and maybe the only meal they get that day. In order to grow a child into an educated member of Haiti society basic nutrition is a must. It is a delight to see 241 nourished, smiling kids who are growing physically as they grow intellectually and in their walk with Jesus Christ.