Late on the evening of January 12th, a 7 Richter scale earthquake hit our neighbors to the south in Haiti. Haiti had already been dealing with the effects of the 2008 hurricane season, in which severe storms devastated more than 70 percent of Haiti's agriculture and infrastructure, creating pockets of severe malnutrition which left 3.3 million people in need of food support.
The UN World Food Program has been operating in Haiti in 1969. In 2009, WFP School Feeding reached over 400,000 Haitian children in 850 primary schools. In emergencies, funds are drawn from long-term development programs, like school feeding, to provide immediate support for victims.
In response to the devastating earthquake, the FEED Foundation has established a FEED Haiti fund, specifically to maintain WFP School Feeding in Haiti during this critical time..