Keith Wright :: History of Food for the Hungry

  • Larry Ward founded Food for the Hungry in 1970 with the pervading relief theory of the day that poverty was caused by a lack of resources. Since then, the scope of their work has broadened considerably, according to Keith Wright, their current International President. “Poverty is complex,” and Food for the Hungry has adapted to their recognition that it can be reinforced by worldview, economics, politics and trade.

    Click here to visit Food for the Hungry’s website.

    Fun fact: Toward the end of the Vietnam War, Larry Ward went to Vietnam and rescued Vietnamese boaters until he ran out of money. After raising money in the U.S. to pay off his debt, he returned to Vietnam to do it all over again.

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