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Hunger Relief International

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Food, Food, Agriculture & Nutrition, International, International Relief, Nutrition

Mission: 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.

Results: 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

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

Community Stories

37 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Mark T.3

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Hunger Relief International doesn't just throw money at the symptoms, they discover and help solve the root issues for the problems. HRI empowers people to break the cycle of poverty. I have worked extensively with HRI. They are doing amazing work and am so excited to see how their amazing approach changes so many lives in the generations to come!

Natacha K.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I traveled to Haiti for the first time this past June and was so impressed! Everything was so well organized, the staff was amazing, and they were so helpful. It takes a lot of work and organization to take 32+ adults around the city, but they did it and everything ran smoothly. Overall, I loved my experience and I am so proud to be able to support this organization and all the amazing work they're doing in Haiti.

Kim N.2

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have traveled to Haiti with HRI multiple times and I’m always so impressed with this organization. The entire staff, including hired drivers, interpreters, and security, is amazing. They are attentive to our needs and keep the trip running smoothly. I am proud to support HRI and what they are doing in Haiti.

Donor

Rating: 5

Great organization with a leader who is passionate. HRI isn't just about "feeding the children", they believe in educating both children and their families in how to better their impoverished lives and help not just themselves but their communities.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

If you want to align yourself with an organization that is dedicated to bettering the lives of those in need, Hunger Relief International is it. Their dedication to helping not just children but families develop life skills is unparalleled. It’s easy to hand out food and say you are saving the world. HRI believes in feeding the mind and soul to enable those they serve to better provide for themselves and their communities. The professionalism of HRI is a testament to their leadership. The work they do is sustainable and is a model for how nonprofits should operate.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

HRI ROCKS!!! This past June was my first experience with HRI and they made our entire team feel welcome and safe. I was very impressed! We had top notch drivers, interpreters and security personnel with us at all times outside our hotel and they were a blast! They were very attentive to our needs and communicating with the children and others we came in contact with. I look forward to being with them again!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have the privilege of partnering with HRI in Guatemala where we are able to help the people in 3 different villages with food and community services. This includes education and sanitation. The bottom line is, HRI recognizes the dignity and worth of every person and works tirelessly to raise people out of poverty and provide for their essential needs. We are so thankful for the work of HRI and highly recommend this organization.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I can only speak for the Guatemalan portion of this team, but they are incredible individuals! I am blown away by their hearts and passion for the people of this region. The HRI Guatemalan team is made up of hard workers that give their everything to their mission. They go above and beyond to make sure that every individual that needs help is taken care of. I'm honored to have served by their side for several years now! Great people. Great mission.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I've been working with Hunger Relief since 2013, in remote villages in Guatemala. The projects we have done with them include building kitchens in schools, community gardens, chicken coops, repairing and maintaining schools, supplying portable water filters, and building latrines in the villages of Agua Zarca, Plan de Avila, El Reparadero, Nueva Candelario, and La 46. These are all villages outside of Cuilapa, which is maybe 50 miles southeast of Guatemala City. In addition, we have joined them in working at a shelter/relief center after the eruption of the Fuego Volcano in June 2018.

HRI is passionate about their mission to improve the long-term prospects of those living in poverty through education, sanitation, nutrition and health. Their initiatives help individuals and families by providing access to clean water, sanitation through better waste disposal, safe cookstoves, classes on parenting and reading. My experience has been, in the villages where our church is involved, that HRI has a vision for improving living conditions for the population over a series of steps that include all of the above, plus a feeding program for the school-age children of the villages. These steps are intended to help people become self-sufficient and independent.

The team at HRI is passionate about meeting individual and community needs because they know that life change at a local level is how you raise the bar on a broader scale.

Besides being entrenched in long-term projects in Guatemala, HRI is also responsive to moments of crisis. HRI was coordinating relief efforts as soon as they could, after the Fuego eruption. They began sending volunteers in and also began planning for long-term relief efforts that will help the communities most impacted by Fuego to rebuild.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

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.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Amazing group. Always makes our experience Life-changing!

Team is so knowledgeable and kind.
Planning and execution is always flawless.

Thank you HRI For all you do and for being so amazing

Rosalinda Leilani L.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the family that we've become. Thank you for watching over our #NPPINC , #Cbglades group. Our safety was your number one priority.
The walk through the streets humbled me. God bless you all.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

We've partnered with HRI for my last 5 mission trips. Their attention to our requests and safety are exceeded only by their caring. And the support personnel (drivers, translators, security) are just as caring.

1 Jennifer G.1

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

With 20 years experience working with nonprofits, there are few that I will give 5 stars to. HRI is one of those few. I have been a colleague of the Founder and ED for over 12 years. Her knowledge, experience, leadership and dedication is why HRI is successful. HRI does not just throw food at hungry kids... they work to completely change the direction of their futures. By focusing on prevention, reunification and education, HRI is providing hope and restoration that was once only a dream. And when you give to HRI, you can rest assured every dollar is methodically implemented with the greatest accountability and frugality to make the greatest impact on the lives of the children, families, orphanages, schools and communities. I am a big fan of HRI! Join us and you will be too!

Volunteer

Rating: 5

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I'm familiar with the work HRI does, and I've been impressed since Day One. HRI doesn't just air-drop box lunches to children in need. They have a 'boots on the ground' approach and their service model is based on attacking the root causes of child hunger, disease and malnutrition by providing resources and education to entire families. The approach is unique and the staff is dedicated. I can't say enough good things about the organization.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Great organization doing outstanding work for children and families! I have seen their work first hand and appreciate the professionalism, dedication and commitment to the mission and to the protection of children.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Hunger Relief International fills an enormous void in Haiti and does so respectfully and with integrity.

Christy T.1

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I love the work that HRI does in Haiti. They not work with orphanages but they work at investing in the Haitian economy & its farmers. And they also work orphan prevention.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

These are some of the hardest working people on the planet. The good they do is unparalleled

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I can see that their work is great and caring about people

Donor

Rating: 5

I have donated to this charity and personally know some of the volunteers and employees. The absolute dedication and passion they have is unmatched!