Profile: Peter Sumrall
Position: Chief Executive Officer and President of LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry (2005 to 2015)
For more than 25 years, LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry has delivered help and hope to suffering people worldwide.
It seems like just yesterday when my dad, Dr. Lester Sumrall, received the inspiration to start Feed The Hungry while leading a
tour to Israel. From that November night in Jerusalem in 1987 until today we have pushed forward to reach out to people around
the world who have been caught in the grip of poverty, war, and natural disaster.
Working hand-in-hand with local churches in over ninety nations has proven to be the most efficient and effective way to get
things done-· after all, who knows the needs of a village or city better than local ministries of compassion that live and work
right within that community. And it’s helped us keep overhead at a minimum … in 2010, ninety-three cents of every dollar went
directly to help people in need.
Without the prayers and support of our partners we simply could not do what we do. Today over fifty.five thousand children in
places like Nicaragua, Romania, and Uganda are receiving a hot meal because someone just like you decided to make hunger
history. To see the faces of the kids when they receive their only meal of the day is amazing. To see them in school, learning
and dreaming of what they can grow up to be is a blessing too big for words.
Feeding the hungry with you,
Pete Sumrall President,
LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry