On April 25th, Nepal was hit with a 7.8 magnitude earthquake. Just a mere 17 days later, people flooded the streets with shock and fear as yet another earthquake, this time at 7.4 Magnitude, struck the nation.
The results of these disasters are shocking, tragic and heartbreaking. The death toll has risen beyond 8,200 and over 17,000 people have been injured. The nation has received aid from around the world and close to 1 Million people have been provided with food assistance. But the need for help is still immense.
8.1 million people.
8.1 million people are in dire need of humanitarian assistance, and have yet to receive it. 8.1 million people are on the streets, searching for water to drink. 8.1 million people are hungry, simply desperate for a meal.
8.1 million people are in need of immediate help and relief.
When people are in need, and we can afford to help, how can we turn a blind eye to such tragedy and devastation?
Food Aid International has launched a new campaign – #Food4Nepal – specifically to provide humanitarian food relief for the earthquake victims. Through global partnerships and fundraising efforts, Food Aid has joined relief efforts to help meet the needs of the hungry people throughout the nation of Nepal. Aid is being provided for the country, but not nearly enough. Food Aid seeks to mobilize the masses and to empower you, to help those affected and to have an impact around the world.
How can you get involved? Well, there are three easy ways!
Partner through Donating
This is the most immediate way to provide relief. Every penny counts – or better yet, every quarter counts. It costs us just 25 cents to fund, package, and ship a meal overseas, and these meals aren’t just any meal. They offer all nine of the essential amino acids required for complete nutrition – something that can’t be said about other typical food-relief sources. Donations of any size are greatly appreciated and will help change the lives of those in need. Click here to donate to the #Food4Nepal Project.
Are you part of a community, organization, church, or business? This is a great opportunity for you and your family, friends, and colleagues! Once your organization decides to host an event, set a meal goal, an event date and determine what funds need to be raised – each meal costs just 25 cents. Begin promoting our packaging event immediately and recruiting volunteers to help pack. That’s it – we’ll handle the rest! We will supply all ingredients and packing supplies the day of the event! Once the meals are packed, we will ship them to Nepal, where they will fill the stomachs of hungry people. Emailshoward@food-aid.org for more details on food-packaging events.
Partner through Sharing
Everyone can help, and chances are we all have friends and family that would love to provide relief for the Nepalese victims. We challenge you to make the#Food4Nepal graphic (seen above) your Facebook profile picture, and include a link to food-aid.org in the caption. Once you do so, tag three friends, and challenge them to do the same! Using social media, word of mouth, and any other forms of communication to help raise awareness will greatly benefit these efforts.
8.1 million people in Nepal are in need of humanitarian aid right now. What will you do to be part of the relief efforts? Thank you for your partnership in helping us provide #Food4Nepal and joining the fight against hunger across the globe.