Hunger is a sad reality for too many Haitians. Nearly 30 percent of the population is considered food insecure¹. Extreme poverty, climate change, low national food production, and natural disasters are just a few reasons hunger persists. Children bear the brunt of this reality: five percent of children suffer from acute malnutrition and 65 percent are anemic.²
Thankfully, the 325 children who attend Bon Samaritan Episcopal School receive a nutritious lunch every day with support from South Florida Haiti Project through annual Food Packing events. This meal provides the energy they need to learn and helps keep malnutrition and hunger away. For some of the neediest children, this is the only real meal of the day. We also provide food for 40 needy people each day in the Bondeau community that otherwise would go hungry.