Monday, January 18, 2010

Food Reaches Children in Haiti

Children eat a meal distributed by Bolivian UN peacekeepers in Cité Soleil, Haiti, after a powerful earthquake left food shortages in the area.
15/Jan/2010. Cité Soleil, Haiti. UN Photo/Marco Dormino.

 Global Village has been providing nutritious food to the world's poor for more than 15 years now.  Because of the vast infrastructure that is in place they were able to mobilize immediately.  On Thursday of last week, over 1 Million was shipped to Haiti via the Bahamas Red Cross in partnership with the Haitian Red Cross.

Until now, food that has been provided has been privately funded by the founder of Global Village, but now Yank Barry, Muhammad Ali and Gary US Bonds are reaching out to the public for help.  The need is overwhelming but Global Village is committed to provide ongoing food, medical supplies, and whatever the Red Cross asks of them.

Take a minute to view the video from the post below: check out the website if you wish to make a donation or find out more about what Global Village is all about.

A Day Without Hunger

Why was Haiti Hit So  Hard?  Here is an excellent post on the issue via Wisdom ala Carte's Blog post

Don't forget to come back.

Thank you for your time.

Jackie Bigford


Dave and Dawn Cook said...

That's wonderful Jackie!

Keep up the great work!

Dave and Dawn

Jackie said...

Hi Dave and Dawn,
Thank you for taking the time to comment..I do appreciate the encouragement

There is tremendous hope for the rebuilding of Haiti...

Please come back for updates.


Kimberly said...

Thanks for the great post Jackie. It's reassuring to know that aid is starting to get in there. When all most people have to rely on is CNN (Constantly Negative News) its nice to see someone reporting what IS working. I look forward to the release of your new blog, please be sure to @reply me or leave me a FB message and let me know!

Jackie said...


Thank you for commenting here..the task is huge in Haiti and my organization Global Village is making an immediate impact..because we are a private foundation we have no red tape to contend with..we can move mountains and we are..please come back for more updates...we have alot more that we are going to accomplish in the coming weeks..Jackie

Krista Abbott said...

Hey Jackie
Appreciate your concern and compassion for Haiti. Keep up the great work!

Jackie said...

Hello Krista,
Thank you for taking the time to comment..still lots to do in Haiti, but Global VIllage and Yank Barry are committed..he is an inspiration to all..I don't know how he fits in sleep..amazing man!