Food for the Hungry Introduces the First Fully Interactive Internet Child Sponsorship Program

Nov 15, 2000, 00:00 ET from Food for the Hungry

    SCOTTSDALE, Ariz., Nov. 15 /PRNewswire/ -- Food for the Hungry (FFH) is
 proud to announce eSponsorship, a completely online version of the
 organization's already successful child sponsorship program to provide the
 world's needy children with physical and spiritual nourishment.
     Initially, eSponsorship will focus on Benishangul, a needy region of
 Ethiopia.  Upon its success, the new program will expand to developing nations
 around the world.  Like traditional sponsorships, eSponsorship provides clean
 water, nutritious food, education and medical care to the children and the
 communities in which they live.
     There are several other relief organizations that also have child
 sponsorships programs, however, FFH is the first organization to offer a way
 for people to sign up to sponsor children utilizing its award-winning Web
 site.  Now, FFH is the first to offer an entirely Web-based program that will
 provide e-mail capabilities, audio/video clips and on-line chats with the
 child's village. Sponsorships are $24 month / child.
     The organization recently celebrated the new program in downtown Phoenix
 with Ethiopian food, music and culture.  Highlights of the event included an
 "eTour" of the fully interactive Internet program and a photo exhibit
 depicting Food for the Hungry and eSponsorship's beneficial role in Ethiopia.
 Food for the Hungry's Executive Vice President Rory Starks, summed up the
 day's success and the program's potential, "Food for the Hungry and
 eSponsorship are extending a ray of hope so that we can all become part of the
 solution to the world's needy."
     Established in 1971, Food for the Hungry is a Scottsdale-based relief
 organization that maintains programs in more than 30 countries in Asia,
 Africa, Latin America, and Eastern Europe.  The non-profit organization
 emphasizes compassion and Christianity, agriculture and water system
 development, micro-enterprise loans, education, and health care.  For more
 information or to become an eSponsor, please contact Roe Ann Wood at
 (480) 609-7714 or visit online at

SOURCE Food for the Hungry