Foreign mission fields are closer than you think. Throughout our lives, we have gone on short-term mission trips around the world. Our trips to extremely poor places enabled us to understand hunger and the effect it has on children. Five years ago, after a trip to the smallest villages in Kenya, we realized that the percentage of hungry people in Central Alabama was the same as in Africa. After much prayer, we began to share a few bags of food from our pickup truck to some of the most food-deprived children in our county. We discovered that government programs are unable to meet the hunger needs of approximately 21,000 children in our five surrounding counties. We poured ourselves into this, and began to seek help. We are now helping to feed more 2,000 children each week in these five counties as Alabama Childhood Food Solutions. In cooperation with 38 churches, hundreds of individuals, and several corporations, ACFS also serves 580 families each month by appointment in Central Alabama. We believe God placed in our hearts the desire to feed the hungry so that a generation of children can be changed into highly productive citizens as they grow.
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