Frequently Asked Questions
We will be sending the food you donate to some of the neediest places across the world, including countries in Africa, Asia, South-east Asia and the Middle East. The exact country will depend on current needs and opportunities.
Food will save lives and spare people from hunger pangs, malnutrition and the diseases that follow. Well-nourished bodies are better able to resist infectious diseases such as Covid-19.
The UN has reported that at least 155 million people are “acutely food insecure and in need of assistance”. In some contexts, Christians may be the last people in a long line to buy what little food is available; being more likely to be jobless, they may not be able to even afford it. Our food.gives initiative is focused on getting food regularly and urgently to those areas of greatest need.
The food shortage is so acute in many countries that, even though sending money may be quicker, there is not enough food available to be purchased locally and prices can be very high. We also cannot send money to a number of countries because of sanctions applied by their governments. But we can send food.
We are primarily supporting Christians in contexts of anti-Christian pressure and persecution. Anti-Christian discrimination can mean that Christians are the last to receive help from the government or international aid. And in many countries, each religious community is expected to look after its own. So we consider it our cause to provide food to Christians when no one else will help.
Due to the global hunger crisis, food is the priority need. If we are practically able to start sending out other items in the future, food.gives will seriously consider this option.
That’s great news! Yes, please contact us to arrange this on (703) 288-1681.
Our team pride themselves on their attention to detail. Every packet of food is closely inspected on arrival at the warehouse.
We warmly welcome help! Please phone us on (703) 288-1681
Yes please. We welcome any quantity of the items on the shopping list.
We are just like a foodbank but the food is not distributed locally. We are a foodbank that helps in situations of extreme hunger among people living in challenging contexts abroad.
Any food donated that cannot be exported because of short expiry dates will be donated to a local foodbank to help them in their wonderful and much-needed work.
Yes, food.gives is an initiative of Barnabas Aid.
Yes, our food packages to those in need will cater to the culture of the local people.
To help keep our postage costs down when sending out the empty boxes we ask that our supporters invest in 3, 6, 9 or 12 months of support.