SPECIAL PROJECTS YOU CAN SUPPORT
STARFISH LUNCH PROGRAM
$10 a month will supply food for a child so he or she can learn without hunger.
The Starfish lunch program is one of IAM’s most popular projects with Spirit of Truth Ministries in Haiti.
Starfish was started in 2007 when IAM doctors diagnosed more than 70% of the children at the Monthiere elementary school as significantly malnourished. Malnourishment is one of the top causes of childhood death in Haiti and the typical child in this mountainous region of Haiti only eats once a day; what’s more, their diet consists mostly of corn husks, coffee and rice.
The Starfish lunch program feeds lunch to more than 250 Monthiere students every school day. The school principal shared with us that before the lunch program began, students fainted when they stood, found it hard to concentrate, and often missed school because they were too weak to walk the hour or more to get there. Now thanks to this program and its amazing donors, students don’t miss school, their grades are up, and they have the energy to play at recess. $10 a month will supply food for a child so he or she can learn without hunger.