Every year, Chi Alpha Campus Ministries across the country dedicate November to raising money for FeedONE, a global children’s feeding initiative.
CoMo Chi Alpha, which spans Stephens College, Columbia College and Mizzou, was the first Chi Alpha to partner with FeedONE and fights hard to support it to this day.
FeedONE is a branch of Convoy of Hope that currently feeds and educates over 500,000 children every day in 33 different countries. Their goal is to feed one million children by 2030. Chi Alpha is uniquely situated to encourage college students to just feed one. That’s how the organization started – Mother Teresa said, “If you can’t feed a hundred people, then feed just one.”
So far, their fundraising initiatives look like a bake sale downtown on First Friday, a plant sale at Stephens, “pet-a-pup” at Mizzou, hot wing eating challenges, thrift popups, Christmas card sales and more. The main part of fundraising, though, is education on FeedONE and recruiting ambassadors.
An ambassador is someone who commits to sponsoring a child for $10 a month. That $10 will feed a child every school day for that entire month. Convoy maximizes your donation by combining it with meals supplied by partners or by purchasing food locally. In addition to food, the children receive a quality education, as well as vitamins, deworming medication and access to clean water.
FeedONE is also unique in that they don’t take anything from your donation to pay salaries, rent, etc. They care so passionately about feeding children that every cent goes directly to the cause.
To learn more about how you can partner with FeedONE, contact the Stephens Chi Alpha president Elyse Clayton at [email protected].