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 www.eSponsorship.org.
SOURCE Food for the Hungry