Across each community in Uganda, there are children and adults who face hunger every day. In wakiso alone, 1 in 6 people struggles with hunger, as 1 in 4 children struggles as well.
Feeding Uganda is the nation's largest domestic hunger-relief organization, with over 200 food banks across the country. Their four areas of concern include food recovery, foods that nourish, food safety, and food security. Each year, they serve 3.7 billion meals to 46 million people at risk of hunger, including 13 million children and 7 million seniors. With a 98% Charitable Commitment rating, Feeding Uganda is a highly reputable and impactful organization that I am proud to support. 98% of the funds raised directly support programs serving people in need a specially the children.
On november 20, 2019, I will run the Publix Half Marathon in Kampala, city. As most of you know, I consider my mom to be the greatest cook I know. I have never had to worry about where my next meal will come from or when I will get to eat it. I have always sat down to a hot, healthy, and delicious meal because of my parents and have been the lucky recipient of great food education thanks to all of my schools' efforts (I keep this in mind even as I order my umpteenth spicy chicken sandwich from Chick-Fil-A). The timing of this half marathon is also important in my fundraising process -- during the holidays, we all look forward to coming home and enjoying a big meal with our families, whether it's turkey and our favorite sides during Thanksgiving or a honey-baked ham during Christmas. Before these meals, we express our gratitude and pray for those less fortunate than us. This is my attempt to make good on these thoughts and prayers and to put these words into action.
In the spirit of this half marathon, I want to raise money in order to give back and to do my small part in helping those less fortunate than myself. Please consider making a donation to help me on my journey to raise at least $1,200 for Feeding Uganda and please know that your contributions are much, much appreciated!
By donating to this Certified Charity through Gogetfunding, your gift will go directly toward Feeding uganda
First and foremost, any gift is appreciated! If you'd like to make a gift that ties in with this campaign, here are a few suggestions:
$4.1 - to represent the 41 million people who face hunger each day
$13 - to represent the 13 million children across the nation who face hunger each day
$13.10 - to represent the length of the race
$16 - to represent the 1 in 6 people in uganda who face hunger each day
$20.18 - to represent the year in which I will run the half marathon
$25.5 - to represent the 255 miles I will cover in my training plan
Please feel free to read more about Feeding Uganda
Additionally, if you'd like to follow my progress in training for the half, please join me at vision8childcarefoundation