Over the last several months, COVID-19 has swept across the globe, wreaking havoc on nations both wealthy and poor alike. Uganda was no exception, and has been hit particularly hard as the majority of the population lives hand to mouth. As the country went into lockdown in March, many vulnerable families were in danger of starvation within just the first week.
ABOUT PROJECT MATTHEW
We are a non-profit, Christ-centered food foundation headquartered in Kampala, Uganda. We bring hope to vulnerable communities by providing emergency food assistance through our Nourish Program. We empower people to be self-sustaining and food secure through our Farmer Entrepreneur and Garden to Plate programs.
We restore dignity by offering more than a hand-out, but an opportunity for people to change the trajectory of their lives. With each seed that's sown, we are breaking the cycle of hunger and malnutrition. Join us as we nourish, equip and empower the people of Uganda.
During his time working at a church in Kampala, our founder Emmanuel (Emma) Winerson witnessed firsthand the widespread problem of hungry children. These precious little ones did not have food at home and often showed up for Sunday service having eaten nothing all day. It became an ongoing challenge, trying to figure out how to feed all the kids who were so desperate for a meal. Emma realized it was the result of a bigger, underlying problem - a lack of food sustainability. He envisioned a food foundation that would not only step in to help in emergency situations, but more importantly, provide long-term, self-sustaining agricultural opportunities for vulnerable families. Project Matthew was born.
- Matthew 25:35, (NIV)
"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.”