Outreach International's Mission Feeding Program has saved the
lives of millions of Africa's precious children. Over the last
two decades, LIFE has responded with compassion to the impact
of war, drought and famine by providing food, clothing and medical
assistance for children and families throughout Africa, with
a concentration of work occurring in Mozambique, Rwanda, Angola,
South Africa and Sudan.
LIFE Outreach currently contributes toward the
feeding of more than 500,000 children. Through a partnership
with Joint Aid Management (JAM), LIFE’s Mission Feeding Program
operates on the basis of the Complete Community Assistance (CCA)
model, which is founded on a school-based platform and contributes
towards more holistic community development.
This provides a comprehensive approach to community
engagement and development, comprised of four complimentary
interventions: nutritional feeding, water and sanitation programming,
agricultural development, and HIV prevention education. All
of these program activities benefit the most vulnerable children.
The Goals of
To Save Lives by providing crisis relief
to children and their families through schools and villages
where severe malnutrition has been identified.
To Facilitate Education through school
feeding by providing a large "high-value" food ration that stimulates
enrollment in school and prevents dropouts in the attendance
To Improve Communities by reducing infant
mortality, increasing overall community health, and creating
primary objectives for LIFE’s Mission Feeding Program are to
alleviate short-term hunger and address micronutrient (vitamin
and mineral) deficiencies. In addition, Mission Feeding’s goal
is to increase enrollment in schools, reduce school absenteeism,
improve children's learning ability and scholastic results,
and reduce the strain on families to provide for their children.
LOI/JAM operates its nutritional feeding programs primarily
through schools in order to maximize the incentive for education
achievement and to stimulate a positive image around education
in rural communities.
Outreach International and Joint Aid Management Announce the
Development of a New Food Processing Facility in South Africa
this new facility, LOI/JAM will be able to pre-position humanitarian
supplies to address both the chronic and emergency needs of
southern Africa. It will be instrumental in breaking bottlenecks
in the region's school-feeding supply pipeline, while directly
addressing the lack of fortified foods available within the
region. This facility will enable rapid response to critical
emergencies, providing much-needed ready-to-eat foods in a timely
When functioning at maximum capacity, the food
processing plant will be able to produce over 1 million meals
per day. In addition, this new facility will have the ability
to store 10,000 metric tons of food, a high demand from other
NGO's working in the region. Both of these components are vitally
necessary in any adequate response to the threat of the humanitarian
crises of the region. Currently, only two other such facilities
exist on the African continent; none in the immediate area.
Current Food Factory in Angola
NEW FACILITY WILL MEET TWO URGENT NEEDS:
Located Food Reserves that can be mobilized within 48 hours
to meet a crisis need and save lives in the most critical time
after a disaster, the first 7 days.
Fortified Foods in the southern African region, which will
be used both in emergency distributions (droughts, floods, etc.)
and in ongoing food security interventions, such as school feeding
|Introducing the LIFE Farm
|For many years, LIFE Outreach has dreamed of building a LIFE Farm
to be able to grow much of the food necessary for our Mission
Feeding outreach. In 2009 that dream is becoming a reality!
In Angola, where we currently feed over 200,000 of the total
500,000 children in our programs, the local government is
donating 3,000 acres of farm land. It is great land with a
river running through it for irrigation. Some of the materials
for farm buildings, barns and warehouses have already been
committed, and equipment manufacturers are donating tractors
and other tools necessary for planting and harvesting.
As the cost of food around the globe continues to rise, the
pressure on our programs becomes more intense. The LIFE Farm
will enable us to address the severe chronic hunger and malnutrition
facing the southern African region.
a donation to support LIFE’s Mission Feeding program.
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