Beyond Feeding

Although our main objectives are to feed children physically, emotionally and spiritually, we also strive to better the lives of the communities we serve in many other tangible ways. As an organization, NHC has a saying that "The call is the call. The need is not the call." This saying has kept us from becoming overwhelmed with trying to fix every problem that we run into overseas.  We absolutely love meeting needs, but feeding kids is our goal.

While checking up on one of our schools, we noticed that they did not have "working" bathrooms.  We use the word working loosely because there is no plumbing in the slums.  Their old bathroom was in such disarray that it was beyond not being sanitary for the children to use.  

With the help of some awesome partners, we came up with enough money to build the school new bathrooms. Check out some of the pictures below...



Meet Violet


Violet is one of the students in our feeding program in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya. We asked her about her family and what her day is typically like. She brought us to her home in Kibera, one of the largest slums in the world, where she introduced us to her 5 other siblings.

Violet is the second oldest child (I use this word loosely) in her family and is responsible for cooking, cleaning and fetching the water that her family needs each day. Her trip to a potable water source is typically a journey of around a mile and the weight of the water she carries is over 15 lbs. As we sat down in her 10' by 8' home, she began to tell us the story of how she and the rest her brothers and sisters came to growing up in the slums without parents. She explained how her father became sick and died of Aids a few years ago and how before her father died, her mother had left her family because of mental instability.

She and her older sister work to provide for rent and for what little food they need to survive. They often wash clothes for other families in the slums to earn shillings (they earn under $1 USD a day), but at times the work has been hard to find. With a sad look in her eyes, Violet shared how her older sister sometimes meets with older men in the slums, where she is forced to prostitute herself for additional income.

No Hungry Children has helped Violet and her family by giving them the opportunity to eat twice a day while attending school. Her hope is to get an education to break the cycle of her families poverty. Come Oct 12th 2014 to North Star Church at 7pm for a night of worship and to hear more about how you can help families like Violet's who live in the roughest of circumstances.

Lets Take A Ride


There is a lot of work that goes into buying, loading and delivering the food that our children eat each day.  Take a look at how all the pieces fit to display a beautiful picture of children being fed. We could not do what we do without partners like you and without the help of many hands on the ground in Kenya!



Most of us have heard scripture verses about waiting on the Lord...

"but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength;
    they shall mount up with wings like eagles;
they shall run and not be weary;
    they shall walk and not faint."
 -Isaiah 40:31

But, if we were honest with ourselves, most of us would say we do not enjoy waiting. The inconvenience of sitting for long periods of time at a red light or standing behind a person at our favorite fast food joint who can't decide on what to order can be like nails on a chalk board. We want the world to move at our pace!

What happens when the waiting not only slows our pace, but causes the path that we were taking to take a drastic trajectory change that impacts our lives forever? In walks a young man named Simon.  He and his family lived in a distance village on the outskirts of Kenya.  He said, growing up in the village, he remembered how hard his father worked to provide food for his family.  His mother had died a couple years earlier from the flu and his role as the only son was to take care of the responsibilities of the house while his father worked. 

"It was a hard life, but a good life as I loved my father very much" he said timidly as he shared stories of how he and his father would do everything together. 

One morning, Simon recalled his father not getting out of bed as quickly for his work.  "I knew that he was not feeling well, but I was not ready for what was about to happen." For the next three days, Simon said his father laid in bed unable to get up for even the smallest task. The village "doctor" came to the home and confirmed that Simon's father was very ill and only time would tell about his recovery. 

"I remember praying that the Lord would heal my father. I would lay on the dirt floor by his bed praying and waiting for him to rise up and us go on a walk together as we had done so many times before.  The waiting was very hard."

The story does not end with Simon getting to walk with his earthly father again.  His father died a few weeks later from his illness. Simon was then taken to live in his Uncle's home in Nairobi. 

"I can say I was mad at God.  I waited on Him to make my father better and I felt like He did not hear me."

Later, Simon found himself rummaging through "The Dump Site" (a place where all the trash is dumped from the city and surrounding slums) to find scrap metal to sell for money to buy glue to sniff.

"The glue was the only thing that would help me not remember the hurt I was feeling."  

You may be asking what this story has to do with waiting.  That question would be good if it were the end of the story.  Simon did not know it yet, but the walk he wanted to take earlier with his earthly father was going to be with his Heavenly Father.

"I was at the dump site one day and saw a group of kids my age playing and having fun and I wanted to be with them."  Simon later said that one of the Chaplain's from No Hungry Children invited him to come and join them.  "They taught me about the Bible and fed me food.  I knew this is where I wanted to be.  I could not go back to The Dump Site "

Simon asked God to rescue his father from sickness, but did not realize God was going to rescue him by taking his father.  The waiting for Simon was not over and it took him having to move to a new city to be able to receive an education and learn about a Father that would satisfy him eternally. Simon shared the story of how God gave him a new heart and a new chance at life.   

Josh's Story

Volunteers are just like you. They're teachers, business executives, parents, retirees, name it. But the one thing we all have in common is our dedication to change. And the more volunteers we have, the bigger impact we can all make.

Meet Josh. He went on a trip with NHC to serve and be an agent of change in the life of the children in our feeding program.  Josh played a huge roll in buying, transporting, cooking and serving the food to each one of the schools we partner with in the slums. 

Josh has a big heart for kids and you can see and hear his heart based on his own personal experience in the slums. See video above.

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