The young men and women in the government-run juvenile detention centers of El Salvador are hungry. In this pandemic, food supplies are limited at the centers.
When Orphan Helpers sees a need among the young men and women in lockup, the team works to meet that need. As the body of Christ, God has called us to be His hands and feet to feed the hungry and help the needy. That is exactly what we are doing in the face of the COVID-19 outbreak.
More than 3,000 pounds of fresh produce was just purchased and delivered to feed youth in five centers. Because of this delivery, 525 young men and women will have a more balanced diet for several days. They will finally be eating something other than just beans and tortillas, night and day.
Upon the arrival of the fruits and sweet bread, each detention center director was filled with gratitude and joy and could not believe their eyes. They say they are encouraged and feel supported by Orphan Helpers staff -- both spiritually and physically -- in addressing the needs at the government-run detention centers.
"I cannot wait to tell the youth that they will be eating something different in this lockup situation when they cannot receive anything else," shares Jonathan, the director of a juvenile detention center.
Orphan Helpers partners with the national government of El Salvador and Honduras to mentor and guide youth in lockup. The mission is to prepare abandoned and incarcerated youth for success by serving their physical, spiritual, educational and emotional needs.
We are extremely thankful for what the Lord has provided to help us meet these needs, and also with every donor who has contributed to the Orphan Helpers COVID-19 emergency fund. We will make additional deliveries with your support. Please consider giving to the COVID-19 emergency fund to make this happen. God bless you!
“For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.” (Matthew 25:35-40)