Chris Oyakhilome, the founder of the Chris Oyakhilome Foundation International (COFI), made a statement recently; “Global poverty is one of the very worst problems that the world faces today, the poorest in the world are often hungry, have much less access to education, regularly have no light at night, and suffer from much poorer health. Making progress against poverty is, therefore, one of the most urgent global goals.”
Many low-income families are finding it hard to feed their children, especially with the hike in food prices. Eradicating poverty has always been a top priority at the InnerCity Mission (ICM). The InnerCity Mission has had remarkable achievements over the years, which are clear testimonies of the unwavering commitment to finding lasting solutions to the issue of poverty. This is the dream and the legacy of Chris Oyakhilome himself, who launched the Hunger Action Month (HAM) Campaign earlier this month.
Prayer for the Needy with COFI
The InnerCity Mission published a pray for the success of this campaign. As we pray together we establish God’s plan and purpose in the lives of the needy.
Pray for those facing food insecurity around the world and the success of the hunger action month (HAM) initiative.
According to reports, there are 821.6 million people globally that are considered undernourished and starving.
“Never again will they hunger; never will they thirst. The sun will not beat down on them, nor any scorching heat.” Revelation 7:16
Using the above scripture, we will thank God and make bold declarations that the publicity of the Hunger Action Month is effective and this initiative is accepted all around the world. We declare that this divine intervention will birth new partners, who are touched by the plight of the indigent and are eager to help through their partnership.
Thank God that as a result, we are driving the Hunger statistics to zero, reaching indigent children and their families with much-needed help and through this, they experience God’s goodness and come to know the Lord Jesus.
Nobody wants to worry about where their next meal is coming from. Yet over 800 million people around the world suffer from chronic food deprivation on a daily basis.
Global hunger creates a cycle that people can’t escape from. It causes individuals to be less productive and more prone to disease, which in turn makes them less able to improve their livelihoods or earn a better income. But with the planet producing enough food to feed everyone, why are so many people going hungry? Get the facts about world hunger and what you can do to help.
The fact that there are so many hungry people in the world today is mind-boggling when you think about it. The sad reality is that there are still millions of people who still do not have enough food to eat.
How is world hunger still such a major problem? People assume that the reason is that there is not enough food to feed everyone, but the truth is that the world produces enough to feed everyone on the planet. So where does the problem lie and why is so much food wasted?
Underlying Cause of Hunger is Poverty
The main cause of hunger worldwide is poverty. Millions of people around the world are too poor to afford to buy food. They also lack the resources to grow their own food, and even to store it.
There are many causes of poverty that contribute to the problem of world hunger. When people are undernourished, they tend to be weak and unhealthy. If hunger makes it hard to grow and learn, it’s no surprise that these people can’t rise up to break the cycle of poverty and hunger.
The ripple effect of hunger is evident as it trickles down the generations. Poverty and education are inextricably linked, because people living in poverty may stop going to school so they can work, which leaves them without literacy and numeracy skills they need to further their careers. Education can be the catalyst needed to pull families and communities out of the cycle of poverty. Knowledge gives children the power to dream of a better future and the confidence needed to pursue a full education, which in turn will help generations to come.
The COVID-19 pandemic has pushed many millions of people into poverty, increased global hunger rates, and could derail the educational paths of millions of children. Even before the pandemic, millions of children were unable to get the education they needed to get ahead in life, but since the pandemic began, hundreds of millions of students have missed school, and consequently school meals due to COVID-19-related school closures.
We need to find ways to reduce food waste and improve food distribution worldwide so that world hunger might one day finally become a problem of the past.
Hunger is more than just having enough food to eat – it’s about having enough nutritious food to eat. The right to food is a basic human right.
Wipe the tears of the poor through the #HungerActionMonth campaign. When you sponsor meals, you bring the joy of food and hope to them.