Stories, Reports and Pictures from Recipients of Gleaners Aid
You can't imagine how much the soup is loved or how much of the dietary
needs it fills. The children are literally eating soup, three times a day. And it sustains them very well. The children are
getting to really like beets (a vegetable that is foreign to Korea) and the caregivers appreciate that the soup has barley
and beans in it. The soup from the two containers we sent fed about 1500 orphans and approx. 700 children in a coal mining
city for about three months. I can't thank you enough for this amazing gift. - Susan Ritchie, First Steps
I would like to thank the Gleaners from the bottom of my heart. Your organization
was responsible for the food that was brought down to a small indigenous school in Mexico from a wonderful friend of mine
Gisele Andrews. Not only did this feed the children at the school but there was enough food to feed a few very poor families
in this indigenous village. I just want you to know that your hard work is not going unnoticed and unappreciated, if you could
only see the smiles on the small faces that you bring much joy to.
Please I encourage you to keep up your great work
and know that here in a small village in Mexico that children are going to bed with full tummy's. Food feeds the brain and
hopefully these dear children can break the cycle of migrate field workers one day.
Once again, thanks for all you do.
- Cheryl Bronk, Barra De Navidad, Jalisco, Mexico
The food was presented to the village pastor
and his wife. There are 140 orphans in this village, 20 are looked after by the pastor in their home and the rest have been
taken in by people in the village, even tho they don't have enough for themselves. The church and school are in this
spot and children are fed one meal a day - usually Sudza and brown beans, if they are available.
Children patiently lined
up to wash hands, then our team served Gleaners vegetables along with their staple food "SUDZA" - their staple food
made from ground corn, sort of like a thick cream of wheat - rather tasteless, and limited with nutrition.
I have been mostly working with the poor in the Dominican Republic,
remote villages, street children, handicapped children, heroine treatment centres, and the elderly. We have just retuned
from there which we built a wheel chair accessible home for a set of twin boys in Javillar. The food you supplied us got distributed
to a orphanage, heroine treatment centre, remote Haitian village, and the small village of Javillar where it was much needed
and appreciated. I want thank you and group for helping to put smiles on the faces of so many. -- Les
Sloan, What Color is Hope, December 22, 2014