Food 4others

According to the World Food Program, "hunger is the world's biggest solvable problem." Malnutrition is not having enough nourishing food, with adequate amounts of protein, vitamins, minerals and calories to support physical and mental growth and development. Children who survive early childhood malnutrition suffer irreversible harm -- including poor physical growth, compromised immune function, and impaired cognitive ability. 

Food is the foundation for all other progress. To a starving child, hope can only begin once a reliable source of nutritious food has been established. Food assistance is a vital component in the process of transitioning individuals, families and communities out of chronic hunger and poverty and into self-sufficiency.

Emergency Food Relief

Since May of 2020, 4others donors have been providing monthly emergency food distributions for all 231 families in our Hope 4others child sponsorship program in Ethiopia. This food relief feeds nearly 1,200 people every month, saving families from starvation and prevented children from dropping out of school – or worse, abandoning their families to fend for themselves on the streets.

The effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, the persistent civil war, and multiple natural disasters in the past few years have prolonged the desperate situation of families in Ethiopia. Most crucial is the high inflation rates on food prices, which have been increasing at an alarming rate since April 2021. Market prices have risen 56% since the first food distribution, now requiring $11,900 to provide the full amount of requested food supplies each month. Yet, at this rate, it's still possible to make a huge difference because just $52 feeds a family for one month!

DONATE NOW to send the desperate families of Ambo, Ethiopia, the necessary food support they need to survive these challenging months.

Food 4others MobilePack

The Food 4others MobilePack is an annual event involving local volunteers in hand-packing nutritious meals for severely malnourished children around the world. These meals are shipped to partners in over 70 countries and distributed by orphanages, clinics, schools, and community feeding programs.

In assembly-line fashion, volunteers pour, weigh, seal, and pack as many meals as they can during their 2-hour packing session. It’s a fun, fast-paced atmosphere while the packing process is simple enough for kids as young as five to volunteer.

Next Food 4others MobilePack: TBD

Location: San Jose, CA

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MobilePack Partners

Any group or individual can become a MobilePack Partner by helping us raise the funds to cover the cost of the meals we'll pack! All partners have access to Early Bird Registration, which gives you first choice of the available volunteer sessions. Become a partner today by following these 4 simple steps:

Step 1: SIGN UP as a MobilePack Partner.

Step 2: Donate! Encourage your group or friends to get behind this cause and help you reach your fundraising goal! 

Step 3: Pre-Register for your preferred MobilePack session one month before public registration.

Step 4: Pack! Come ready to pack some hope at the Food 4others MobilePack. 

Give Meals

It takes less than a quarter to provide a nutritious meal, so your gift goes a long way in the fight against world hunger.

4others is a 501(3)c so all donations are fully tax-deductible. Our federal tax ID number is 94-1703979.