Rush meals to crisis areas and save lives.

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The world has never faced a hunger emergency like this, experts say.  It could double the number of people facing acute hunger to 265 million by the end of this year.” ​—The New York Times

“As many as 12,000 people a day could die from hunger linked to COVID-19 by the end of the year, according to The Hunger Virus report.”
Fox News

“On top of the coronavirus pandemic, the world may see a global humanitarian catastrophe, including famine in three dozen countries—potentially the most serious crisis since World War II.
CBS News

It’s not just news organizations that are reporting the hunger emergency, Cru® missionaries are witnessing it firsthand.

In the Horn of Africa, one ministry leader described the situation  as, “a one-two punch—the crops were eaten by the locust infestations of biblical proportions. On top of that, with COVID-19, there were disruptions in the food supply chain. For people who were already in difficult situations, it just got worse.”

In Uganda, a staff member shared, “Because of the lockdown, people have to choose whether they want to risk dying from starvation or the pandemic.”

Across the Middle East, Cru staff report that people have lost their jobs due to lockdowns, and cannot afford food. Refugees are going hungry, with little to no access to food, health care or other basic necessities.

Right now, 132 million people don’t know where their next meal is coming from. Because of COVID-19 and the resulting economic fallout, mass unemployment and supply chain disruptions, people who were already facing food insecurity are now on the brink of starvation.

The numbers are staggeringly high. The need seems overwhelming. With everything that’s happening in the world today, you may wonder what you can do to help. 

You may not be able to solve world hunger… 

But you can save a life.

You can help rush food to people in desperate need. Every 13 cents you give provides a meal to a hungry child or family. Your gift will put nutritious meals into their hands—and provide opportunities for local Cru missionaries to share the gospel.

Your gift will meet physical needs—and share the love of Christ with those who need it most in schools, orphanages, refugee camps and vulnerable communities.

Just 13 cents is all it takes to provide a meal and save a life.

Would you consider giving now? Your gift will make an immediate, and eternal, difference.

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