Founder goes to Zambia to lead worship for a pastor’s conference
Founder goes to Kenya to lead worship for a pastor’s conference and meets Manna Missions founder Maurice Odhiambo
In 2002, although he traveled through some rough areas to get where he was going, he never really had much contact with the locals and didn’t really experience what they experienced. He stayed in missionary housing or hotels the entire two weeks. Though God had started a work in his heart to minister to the people of Africa, he had not yet opened his eyes to the poverty and devastation that so many people live in on that continent.
Four years later, in 2006, he was able to return to Africa, but this time would be a much different experience. There would be no hotels and missionary housing.
This time, he stayed with the local pastor. It was amazing to see that the pastor and his wife and several children all gave up their beds and slept on the floor together in the living room, so he and his team could sleep on their “not so comfortable” bed. Brandon was struck with the thought…
Founder goes to Nairobi, Kenya to take a tour of the slums with Maurice Odhiambo and see schools in the slums with children who are not able to eat while attending school
No Hungry Children organization is established to raise money to feed children in the slums of Nairobi, Kenya while they attend school
It had come to our founder’s attention that the slums in Nairobi where Maurice had spent 8 years of his life were full of poor, private Christian schools started by pastors, pastor’s wives and other church leaders, with most of the schools having the same needs…food for the children, school supplies, Bibles, uniforms, etc. He immediately started giving his own money to help feed the children, and asked everyone he knew to join him in feeding as many children as possible.
By buying a month’s worth of rice, beans and porridge at a time, they were able to get the cost to 10 cents a meal on average. The donations started coming in faster than expected, so it quickly became necessary to set up a non-profit organization, and in 2011 No Hungry Children was born.
1st annual benefit festival which helped us raise the money to feed over 1000 children for an entire year while attending school
3rd annual benefit festival which helped us get to 12 schools and almost 1400 children being fed every school day
Founder and his family visit the 20 schools in the slums and 2500 children who are being fed every school day
Founder and the board of directors visit the 26 schools and 3000 children who are being fed every school day
Through a close relative of the founder, many churches and other organizations came together in the city of Tyler, Texas in May of 2012 to raise money for No Hungry Children to help us feed 1000 children for an entire year. The event was so successful that they did the same event then next two years in May, which helped us grow to feed almost 1400 children each school day in the slums.
With the foundation that the Tyler festivals gave us from 2012-2014, we launched a grassroots campaign to get the word out to anyone and everyone who would listen about the opportunity to join us in feeding as many children as possible, which allowed us to grow from 12 schools with 1400 children to 20 schools with 2500 children to 27 schools with over 3000 children! It was slow and steady growth as we continued to build the infrastructure on the ground in Nairobi and here in the USA. The greatest joy has been visiting the slums each year to see the attendance grow in our schools, as well as see the number of schools we are feeding grow.
New Marketing Director comes on board and launches fundraising campaign to try to add as many schools/children as possible to our feeding program
The NHC team goes to Nairobi to visit the 4100 children and 36 schools in the feeding program
Our mission is to transform the lives of 1 million African children in poverty by feeding them physically, mentally, emotionally, and spiritually for the glory of God and with your partnership we will accomplish it together!
It only costs $5 a month to buy enough rice, beans, and porridge to feed a child 2 meals a day, 5 days a week while they are in school. Because they attend school to get this food, your donation of just $5 a month will also help them get an education and improve their life and the life of their family, by getting them off of the dangerous streets in the slums. But most importantly, No Hungry Children chaplains visit the children weekly to minister to them and share the Gospel.
Will you join us and change the life of a child forever?