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STARFISH LUNCH PROGRAM

A MERE $10 WILL SUPPLY LUNCH FOR A CHILD FOR ONE MONTH,
SO THEY CAN LEARN WITHOUT HUNGER.

During a missions trip in 2007, IAM’s doctors diagnosed more than 70% of the children at the Monthiere elementary school as significantly malnourished. With malnourishment as one of the top causes of childhood death in Haiti, it was that year IAM knew something needed to be done. Thus, the Starfish Lunch Program was born.

The Starfish Lunch Program feeds lunch to more than 250 Monthiere students every school day with the help of our partners Together for Haiti. The school principal shared with IAM 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 the amazing donors such as yourself, students don’t miss school, their grades are up, and they have the energy to play at recess.

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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.

What can $10 do in Haiti?

IT CAN SUPPLY ONE CHILD WITH 20 LUNCHES FOR A MONTH.

 
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iN HONOR OF JENNIFER G. WILSON

Some call it mission work. It can also be called “loving others.”

Jennifer G. Wilson began her involvement with IAM in 2007 through her church, New Hope Community and quickly thereafter became a member of the board. In May of 2016 Jen took on the role of board treasurer and served that role until her passing in 2019. She had been on 11 separate missions trips to various areas of Haiti and was deeply involved in the Starfish Lunch Program. Jen felt that every child had the right not only to education, but also to nutrition and health.

In July of 2019 Jen passed away after a long battle with cancer. Her diagnosis and treatments never impacted her love for Haiti and IAM as she continued her work with IAM and promoted the growth of our ministry. Even after her passing Jen is still impacting IAM. Her final wish was that in lieu of flowers, people make donations to IAM. One of her favorite points of discussion was what the cost of a bouquet of flowers could do in Haiti and how she would much rather have the money be used to feed a child, provide medicine, or help in building the hospital. She knew the funds would be better spent on building God’s kingdom. IAM will always honor the work and memory of Jennifer G. Wilson.

 
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