Children's Hunger Fund Announces "Cargo of Hope"

Jan 13, 2014, 06:00 ET from Children's Hunger Fund

Medical and Wellness Pioneer Dr. Myron Wentz to Fund Meals for Malnourished Children

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 13, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Children's Hunger Fund has partnered with microbiologist and immunologist Dr. Myron Wentz to fund "Cargo of Hope," a new initiative to deliver life-sustaining nutrition to orphans and malnourished children around the globe.

These food shipments will provide a minimum of 11 million meals for hungry children in villages and slum communities, as well as orphan children that are being underserved and nearing the point of starvation.

"We are so grateful to Dr. Wentz in launching these sea containers that will save the lives of some of the most at-risk children around the world," says President and Founder of Children's Hunger Fund Dave Phillips. "These containers will be loaded with vitamin-fortified meal packets designed specifically for malnutrition relief. It's exactly what these children need."

The shipments will also include dried apricots and peaches, pinto beans, cranberry beans, black beans, and yellow-eyed beans. Each shipment will contain an effective mix of protein and good nutrition.

"I am privileged to give children the opportunity to live healthy and productive lives without the dire consequences of malnutrition or starvation," says Dr. Wentz. "For over 12 years I have worked with Dave and his team and 'Cargo of Hope' is our grandest work yet."

In 2006, CHF awarded Dr. Wentz with "The Children's Champion Award," their highest honor, for his passion to improve the health of orphans and needy children. Through his partnership with CHF, Dr. Wentz is personally responsible for the creation of the Wentz Medical Centers in Uganda and Cambodia, as well as the Wentz Maternity Ward in Malawi.

In addition to the "Cargo of Hope" sea containers which will go around the world, Dr. Wentz is also contributing significantly to the expansion of Children's Hunger Fund's Mercy Network in Ukraine. A Mercy Network is a trained network of local churches in a region which distributes the CHF provided food and aid to families in need, establishing a relationship for future help.

Dave Phillips says, "Dr. Wentz's additional generosity will greatly expand our work in Ukraine, reaching many more destitute families, restoring hope to their lives and charting a path for a brighter future."

These two initiatives are welcome news for those suffering from poverty and will deliver hope to children around the globe.

Children's Hunger Fund has committed itself to gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. In all, CHF has distributed more than 1 billion dollars in food and other resources, serving the needs of more than 20 million children throughout the U.S. and in seventy-two countries worldwide. Since 1991, 99% of CHF's total revenue has been used for programs helping kids. 

Dr. Myron Wentz is the Founder of USANA Health Sciences and Sanoviv Medical Institute and is the recipient of the Albert Einstein Award for Outstanding Achievement in the Life Sciences.

CONTACT: Jeff Holder, 1-818-979-7100,

SOURCE Children's Hunger Fund