Why We Partner.
We partner with organizations to leverage aggregating by sea food container shipments, in-country storage facilities, security and warehousing.
We also share information, deliver joint-programs, and work together to benefit the Haitian people. Our belief is that many hands “make light work.” Our carefully constructed partnerships allow us to leverage economies of scale and bulk purchasing rates, making for a stronger contingency to support the Haitian families that so desperately need our help.
Feed My Starving Children (FMSC) is one of Help for Haiti’s longest standing partnerships. FMSC is a Christian non-profit organization committed to feeding God’s children who are hungry in both body and spirit. The organization produces a nutrient-dense food formula, called MannaPackRice, that is comprised of rice, extruded soy nuggets, dehydrated vegetables, vitamins and minerals. The formula is designed to save the lives of severely malnourished children, while also improving the health of those who are no longer in immediate danger of starvation.
Help for Haiti purchases food in bulk from FMSC for our annual Food Pack event on the seacoast of New Hampshire. Every year, hundreds of volunteers gather to sort and pack the meals for Haiti. Our partnership with FMSC allows us to purchase, package and send food to Haiti for just 32 cents a meal! In the last six years, we’ve packed a cumulative 1,000,000 meals to feed 480 hungry children in north Haiti a hot lunch every single day of the school year.
We are excited to partner with One Hen to build upon our initiatives to educate and employ children in north Haiti. One Hen educates and inspires children to become young social entrepreneurs through a series of lesson plans, learning tools and an international app designed to help develop and monitor business initiatives. One Hen and its mission were inspired by an award-winning children’s book about a boy from Ghana who buys one hen and eventually becomes the largest chicken farmer in the country. We’ve partnered with One Hen to translate the “One Hen Academy” into Creole, in order to bring this story of determination and empowerment to our communities in Haiti. With the help of One Hen, the children we feed and educate today will be tomorrow’s business leaders and agents of change.
Help for Haiti is proud to be a founding charity of the Annual Pan-Florida Challenge for Hungry Kids. Every year, Jim and others from the Help for Haiti team travel to Florida to participate in the 2-day, 160-mile ride that takes riders through communities that are ranked among the poorest in Florida, and in the entire U.S. Upon registering, every rider commits to raising at least $1500 to feed starving children in Florida and in Haiti. In 2016 a goal of 500,000 meals was set, and the numbers were blown away with a final count of over 1,000,000 meals donated! Because Help for Haiti is a founding charity, the Pan-Florida Challenge donates a portion of the fundraised meals to the two schools we support in north Haiti. With the help of the Pan-Florida Challenge, we can provide a hot MannaPack meal to nearly 500 hungry children every school day of the year.
Bethany Church has been a reliable source of support for all of Help for Haiti’s endeavors. Children work through the church’s One Love program to sell handmade crafts and donate the proceeds to the Help for Haiti mission, and hundreds of families give their time at our food packing event, year after year.
Celebration Community Beach Church in Naples, Florida has been another keystone church to Help For Haiti. It was Pastor Gene who took Jim to Haiti in 2005, and his heart for Haiti has been a major motivator to our work.
Thank you for all of your generous support. We wouldn’t be here without you.