Summary

Massimo Odou loves going to school.

“When I’m here to learn, I feel like I’ll become someone in future to help other people.”

Despite hardship, he’s keeping his spirits high… and encourages you to do the same.

“To the people that support Feed The Hungry, I give you thanks… May you keep your spirit high that God may bless you daily in your life! Thank you so much.”

Hear from Massimo

“If there is no lunch, it makes our learning difficult at times. When I’m hungry and there’s no food, sometimes I feel like, somethings are paining inside my stomach.”

~ Massimo

Massimo’s story

Massimo Odou loves going to school. This bright and cheerful 12-year-old boy treasures his time in class with his friends at the Arnold Primary School in a Ugandan refugee settlement.

“I study here in Arnold Primary School. I enjoy this school!” he says. “When I’m here to learn, I feel like I’ll become someone in future to help other people.”

As much as he loves his lessons, he also enjoy the aroma of lunch cooking and he runs outside with his friends to accept a big bowl full of fortified rice. It’s a meal strengthened with extra protein, amino acids, vitamins and minerals to give him all the nutrition he needs to stay focused in class and learn well.

“When we have lunch, it makes us study and be attentive,” he says. The alternative – another day of hunger – wipes away his smile.

“If there is no food during lunch, it makes our learning difficult at times,” he says. “When I’m hungry and there’s no food, sometimes I feel like some things are paining inside my stomach, disturbing me.”

Thanks to the generous support of friends like you, he’s one of thousands of children in this refugee settlement to receive a hot, nutritious meal each day at school.

Your gift of just $6 on Take Away Hunger Day will feed a vulnerable child like Massimo for an entire month.

You’ll be making a powerful difference in the lives of hungry children by not just meeting their physical need for nutritious food, but by showing them the love of God in action!

Massimo is all too familiar with the dangers in his homeland, South Sudan. The conflict has torn his family apart. “I live here with my mother and with my brothers and sisters,” he shares. “But my father is in South Sudan looking for a job.”

Massimo has faced a lot of hardship in his young life. But he’s looking forward with hope – thanks to the generosity of friends like you. He’s keeping his spirits high… and encourages you to do the same.

“To the people that support Feed The Hungry, I give you thanks for helping them to give us something,” he announces cheerfully. “May you keep your spirit high that God may bless you daily in your life! Thank you so much.”