“In the Midwest we have had a great team working to serve the poor throughout the region, and we are now poised for a new era of growth and effective work,” says Dave Phillips, Founder and President of Children’s Hunger Fund.
Los Angeles, CA (PRWEB) September 29, 2014
Children’s Hunger Fund, headquartered in Los Angeles, announces changes to their eight year-old Distribution Center located in the Chicago suburbs. “In the Midwest we have had a great team working to serve the poor throughout the region, and we are now poised for a new era of growth and effective work,” says Dave Phillips, Founder and President of Children’s Hunger Fund.
Rob Horton has been named Regional Director, moving from Los Angeles to lead the team there. Previously Rob spent 20 years in healthcare administration and 10 years pastoring a church in Colorado. He says, “I’m excited to be a part of Children’s Hunger Fund and we are looking to take the base of operations we have here and expand to serve more families in need.”
Children’s Hunger Fund utilizes a unique operational model. Bulk food is packed into a "Food Pak" (a 20 lb. box of food containing about 48 meals for a family) by teams of volunteers at the Distribution Center in Homewood, IL. Food Paks are then distributed to trained pastors and lay leaders in local churches to then be delivered to the homes of the needy in their communities.
“We invite corporations, churches and individuals to join with us in this work to serve the poor of our communities. Whether donating goods and funds or helping to pack the Food Paks, or even delivering the food to the hungry families – there’s a way for you, your company, or your church to serve alongside us and deliver hope,” says Rob Horton.
In partnership with churches such as Christ Church of Oakbrook, First Baptist Church of Geneva, Wheaton Bible Church and many others, over 10,000 Food Paks will be created this year, the largest in the history of the Midwest. Over 5,000 volunteers will roll up their sleeves this year in the Distribution Center, another sign of the growing teamwork throughout the city.
As the base of operations in Chicago grows, Children’s Hunger Fund’s eyes turn to Minneapolis, St. Louis and Milwaukee as places for immediate expansion.
Children’s Hunger Fund is set to launch a major initiative next year, “Think Inside the Box” with the goal of sending 25 million meals to hungry kids around the world in 2015. In support of this, Dave Phillips is launching his new book, Rethink Mercy in 30 Days in early 2015.
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Children’s Hunger Fund has committed itself to gospel-centered mercy ministry for over twenty years. CHF has distributed more than 1 billion dollars in food and other resources, serving the needs of more than 20 million children throughout the U.S. and in seventy-two countries worldwide. Since 1991, 99% of CHF's total revenue has been used for programs helping kids.