COTN Offers Direct Ways To Provide Food Security for Children in Africa Amidst Skyrocketing Prices

    Silverdale, WA – February 9, 2012 – The World Bank's recently published 2012 "Food Price Watch" reports that though world food prices are expected to decrease in 2012, grain prices in many African countries remain extremely volatile. Malawi and Uganda have experienced some of the highest inflation rates in the past year: rice prices rose 56 percent in Malawi and 81 percent in Uganda.

    Children of the Nations (COTN) offers direct ways for Americans to provide food security for children in Malawi, Uganda, and Sierra Leone—an urgent need as grain prices continue to increase. COTN's model, "food for today, tomorrow, and forever," tackles immediate hunger relief while at the same time building sustainability and security for the future. People who want to respond to the food crisis in Malawi and Uganda can host a meal packaging event, providing food for today and tomorrow, or can contribute online to specific agricultural projects, buying seeds, farm equipment, or livestock, to build sustainable food sources in the future.

    Part of COTN's vision of raising children who transform nations includes making sure they are properly fed today, and setting an example of food sustainability and self-sufficiency to inspire them to bring change to their nation in the future. COTN–USA Resource Director Dave Schertzer explains, "Our goal is to support farming in-country, and also to raise up a generation of farming leaders, equipped to reverse food insecurity into opportunities to be the future 'breadbaskets' of Sierra Leone, Uganda, and Malawi."

     

    Children of the Nations is a nonprofit organization dedicated to raising children who transform nations. The organization currently serves in Sierra Leone, Malawi, Uganda, the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Liberia, providing holistic care to orphaned and destitute children. For more information, visit www.cotni.org.

    For more information contact:
    Pam Wright, Senior Director – Advancement
    360-698-7227 / pamwright@cotni.org