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Hunger Relief International

Rating: 4.62 stars   13 reviews 185


P.O. Box 300093 Oklahoma City OK 73140 USA


Hunger Relief International (HRI) is a Christian relief and development organization working in partnership with local communities to alleviate the impact of hunger on the lives of malnourished children and their families as a first step in a long-term strategy to achieve family and community self-sufficiency.


Over 7 million meals to vulnerable children. 120 safe, energy efficient cookstoves. 40 organic home gardens. Over 100 topical health and empowerment trainings. Thousands of children and their families served by health clinics. And much more.

Target demographics:

Vulnerable children, families and communities.

Direct beneficiaries per year:

2,500 vulnerable and orphaned children and 6 communities.

Geographic areas served:

Guatemala and Haiti


School-age Feeding; Early Childhood Supplemental Feeding; Safe, Energy Efficient Cookstoves; Organic Home Gardens; Animal-husbandry; Health and Empowerment Training; Health Clinics; etc.

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Rating: 5 stars  

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I have been very happy to support HRI over the years as I truly believe in their programming of offering educational programs for sustainable living for children in Haiti, Guatemala and beyond. While providing money and food is needed and important,when an organization goes beyond that and provides education in setting up water sources, working with local farmers to learn to grow their own food and partnering with churches to facilitate these goals, THIS is what is needed for long term success. I am happy to support such an organization.

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Hunger Relief International has helped save the lives of numerous vulnerable children, teens and their families by partnering with local communities to educate and ensure that children and their families are able to have access to clean drinking water, health care and nutritional food.

What sets Hunger Relief International apart is that HRI works with and teaches local farmers, community religious organizations and Government leaders how to grow nutritious foods as well as engage and empower the community to take part in their own health.

Visiting countries like Haiti (among others) HRI has worked to identify water-borne illnesses and resolve this issue through a water treatment and filtration process that the community can now implement themselves. Providing the community ( through donations) with hygiene kits, sanitary latrines, parasite programs and safe cooking stoves will continue to reduce illness and save the lives of the most vulnerable.

On the ground and traveling to countries like Haiti and Guatemala, Hunger Relief International has been successful in saving the sick and undernourished. Many children have lived as a result of implemented programs that address the sick and malnourished.

Hunger Relief International 's programs and the education of the local communities has saved many and helped those in dire need to help themselves through your donations, programs and education.

As a parent, clean drinking water, food and a sanitary home and environment is something most take for granted. These vulnerable children will survive and learn from their parents and community (with the help of HRI) to thrive.

Hunger Relief International has been successful in implementing programs and education across the globe. Medical clinics, planting projects, mosquito nets, nutritional support programs, home planting gardens and more.

Hunger Relief International and it's efforts have been proven to be successful and many should donate and or continue to donate to this wonderful organization.

H. Sackman

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Rating: 4 stars  

We have been working with HRI in Guatemala for 3 years. I think HRI does a good job of defining the parameters of who they are serving. In Guatemala, for example, they have identified 5 villages and are working a plan to break the cycle of poverty with sanitation, nutrition, education and self-sufficiency in those villages.

I love that the nutrition programs and the work projects are locally-sourced, from a resource and personnel standpoint. I also love that the in-country programs are run from Guatemala, by Guatemalan people.

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Rating: 5 stars  

We have supported a number of HRI programs over the years. Their programs are sound and are meeting genuine needs throughout their service area. We have been impressed with the "service after gift" practices of the organization. We receive immediate receipts and periodic program reports on how our support is affecting change for those in need.

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Rating: 5 stars  

Hunger Relief International is and incredible organization that impacts the lives of children around the world. It is a privilege to partner with such a great organization that cares so much!

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I have the privilege & honor to work with Hunger Relief International and Rachel. HRI is an amazing organization that cares deeply about the children and people they serve. They are extremely dedicated to creating a better future and life for orphans and vulnerable children.

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Hunger Relief International is an amazing organization that is impacting the lives of millions in need. What they are doing for the marginalized and poor globally is something you want to make sure you're a part of. I highly recommend partnering with them as they continue help millions more worldwide.

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Great organization with not only a passion for helping others, but they have a complete plan that uses in country personnel to accomplish their goals. They are not just providing meals, but provide training and personal life skills.

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I have worked with Hunger Relief International for the last several years on projects in both Haiti and Guatemala. During these projects I have seen HRI go out of their way to ensure their projects are productive and efficient, as well they have brought in mission groups and students from universities to show the people of these villages how to grow efficient gardens, installed water filtrations, and to build dorms and security walls for the children. The most impressive thing is to see them invite other organizations long to increase the experience pool to share with these villages, from universities for garden projects, organizations for water projects, engineering firms for sanitation projects. Their teams are made up of local people and they purchase their food for their projects from the local farmers. Unlike other organizations which drop food and leave the local farmers with no one to buy their crops, Hunger Relief has though this trough and care about the people. They strive for the bigger picture of covering not just food, but deworming, clean water, and education, these are the things combined that will break the cycle of poverty. HRI has received awards for their transparency, and Rachel Zelon the founder has been named one of the top 30 people of the world to influence world hunger. This woman even went to Iraq during the war with no support to find and airlift the frail and dwindling remains of a once thriving Jewish community.

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We have partnered with Hunger Relief International (HRI) for over seven years. We have had the amazing opportunity to partner with HRI and Rachel. I know first hand that they do everything with in the powers to make sure that not only the needs of the orphanages are met, but all those groups that serve with them! The staff are very kind and genuine in their wanting to help not only provide for immediate care, but also for these young men's future. It has been life changing for our team when we go to Haiti. Logistics, food, travel, and accommodations are good. HRI is first class! HRI has great ethics and it is our privilege to partner with them.

My name is Jonathan Poe and I serve as the Care Pastor and Mission Cooridnator at Skybreak Church, located in College Station TX.

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