food aid

Feb 14, 2019 by Jon Self

Support food aid in Syria on CFGB Sunday, March 3

Many years of fighting that has forever changed millions of lives. One hundred and eight months of relentless conflict, leaving countless homes in rubble. Childhood homes that many young Syrians remember fondly, but to which they will never return. Three thousand two hundred and eighty five days of waking up in a foreign place, wishing that things would just go back to how they used to be, but knowing that that may never happen.  

Feb 27, 2018 by Jonathan Self

Canadians Foodgrains Bank Sunday is this week!

On March 4, churches across Canada are holding an offering for World Renew’s work through the Canadian Foodgrains Bank. Even if your church is not holding an offering, we invite you to be a part of this!

Nov 27, 2013 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

A Response to Drought, Locusts, and Floods in Madagascar

A Response to Drought, Locusts, and Floods in Madagascar. After being plagued by a series of disaster events, Madagascar’s vulnerable population are receiving much-needed food and other assistance from World Renew. International Relief Managers, George and Toni Fernhout from Edmonton, Alberta are coordinating this response.

Oct 23, 2013 by Peter Timmerman

Food Choices

(SOUTHERN AFRICA) What do you think of when you think about food choices? In Canada and the US, we have been programmed to think about “food choices” as a conscious decision to eat healthier food.

May 10, 2013 by Karen Vanderwillik

World Renew Reaches Out to Persecuted Christians in Pakistan

In the community of Joseph’s Colony in Lahore, Pakistan, close to 180 families fled their homes in March 2013 following a recent dispute between local Muslims and Christians. A Christian boy was accused of blasphemy and a large mob came to attack his home. His father was beaten and his home, along with all the other homes in the community, two churches and shops, were set ablaze.

Apr 2, 2013 by Jim Zylstra

A Story of Significant Change

Okwaet Emmanuel from Olwa parish in the Amuria District of Uganda was a beneficiary of a Foods Resource Bank (FRB) project through World Renew in 2010. His is a tale of significant change after disaster.

Mar 21, 2013 by Mark VanderWees

Do You See Change?

“Do you see change taking place in your work?” This is a question that people often ask me after having spent a number of years in Nicaragua working with World Renew. It’s a good question, and also one that is hard to put into words.

Mar 20, 2013

It Fell from the Sky

Before the conflict reached their homes, these women and their families were doing alright for themselves. Many had small businesses selling charcoal, clothing, tobacco, or other supplies. Others were farmers, and most owned some animals. Then the war split their country in two and changed their lives forever. The people gathered for the food distribution all had similar stories. Some had spent all their savings to flee the country, while others left behind their belongings in the flight. Their homes have now been pillaged or destroyed, and they have nothing left. Today, they find themselves in a foreign land as refugees, "depending on God and others" for their daily food and living with extended family, as squatters, or in overcrowded rented rooms

Feb 26, 2013 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Food Brings New Hope in Kenya

In 2011, the East Africa region experienced its lowest rainfall levels in 60 years. As household food supplies were depleted, the average prices for food rose at alarming rates. Over 13 million people were affected, and many were unable to purchase food to meet their families’ needs. World Renew responded.

Sep 21, 2012 by Kristen deRoo VanderBerg

Food-for-Work Saves Lives in Niger

Just a few months ago, this happy scene would not have happened. Like so many other families in the West African country of Niger, Fati’s family was struggling to put food on the table after two years of very poor harvests. World Renew responded to this crisis by providing six months of food rations to 28,000 people – including Fati.