For the sixth year in a row, the Religious Conference Management Association has donated $100,000 to the United Nations' World Food Programme to fight hunger among children. RCMA now has given $600,000 for this purpose, and its $100,000 gift will feed 3,000 children for one school year.
The World Food Programme provides food for children at schools. The approach is simple: Food attracts hungry children to school, and an education broadens their options, helping to lift them out of poverty. Instead of scavenging for food or working for income, children can receive a nutritious meal as well as an education.
In the poorest pockets of the world, the promise of at least one nutritious meal a day attracts children to school, boosts enrollment, promotes attendance, and enhances student performance.
DeWayne Woodring, CMP, CEM, executive director of RCMA, said, “Our association feels a responsibility to help those less fortunate and to minister in a tangible way to meeting their needs. Through this contribution, our members and associate members can feel they have a share in this special form of ministry.”