June 8, 2012: After 90 days in transit another 43,500 pounds of food arrived in Lusaka, Zambia. This food arrived just in time as the children that we help support has now grown to over 8,100 children. We have another 5,000 on the waiting list and would need additional support to be able to add them to the list. We are praying and believing for this to happen.
May 2, 2012: Today FTN was able to ship 285,000 meals out of Richland, Mississippi to Lusaka, Zambia. This 40ft food container weighs 43,500 pounds (19,731 KG). This will help provide food for the 7,800 orphans in 18 different facilities where we try and provide two hot meals a day.
March 28, 2012: Today 42,500 pounds (19,038 KG) of dried vegetable soup left California for Lusaka, Zambia. This will produce 750,000 bowls of soup, and a value of $105,000. Included in this shipment were 1,200 Bibles . The number of children we help and support with food has grown from 6,500 to 7,800 in the eighteen Christian schools and orphanages.
March 27, 2012: FTN has received numerous requests from Zambia stating how much the children loved the vegetable soup that has previously been shipped. FTN has sent 6 separate 40 foot containers over the past several years. Thank you Gleanings for the Hungry.
March 20, 2012: FTN received an email from David and Connie Keating, our FTN missionary administrators in Lusaka, that the feeding program is such a success that it has now grown from 6,500 last year to 7,800 children this year of 2012.
March 9, 2012: Another 40 foot container left the USA for a FTN Zambia project. This 43,500 pounds was loaded and shipped out of Raleigh, NC. We thank Stop Hunger Now for partnering with us to help the desperate children that are receiving hot meals each day in the 18 Christian schools and orphanages that we help.
On the 22nd of February FTN was able to ship 21 tons of rice/vegetable meals thanks to a Feed My Starving Children donation. It cost FTN $12,000 to move this food from Minnesota to Lusaka, Zambia but the value of the food inside is worth $65,000. This food is due in Zambia May 1st.
On December 20th the 271,000 meals donated by Feed My Starving Children arrived in Lusaka, Zambia. The food was off-loaded into our warehouse and will provide a continued food supply to our 17 Christian orphanages and schools.