"God Feet is a faith inspired footwear company whose founder, David Gillette, also has a passion to address issues of extreme poverty worldwide," said Andrew Crawford, FH's director of global commodity resources. "We'll partner to provide flip flops to children in FH communities in Burundi, helping prevent infection by soil transmitted helminthes. These become intestinal worms and lead to chronic malnutrition as they hijack up to 25 percent of a child's meager nutritional intake."
Worldwide, intestinal worms daily pirate the equivalent of 50,000 tons of food. The resulting malnutrition renders children listless, unable to concentrate and vulnerable to disease. Extreme malnutrition can lead to death from things such as the common cold. FH combats the problem in various ways, including providing deworming medication, teaching families about hygiene and sanitation and, now, providing durable footwear through the God Feet partnership in Burundi.
"Flip flops can save lives" says David Gillette. God Feet is asking that anyone interested in helping this cause visit www.GodFeet.com. For every pair of flip flops purchased with code FH, a matched pair and will be donated toward the 800 children in need of hope and help in Burundi through FH.
Founded in 1971, Food for the Hungry provides emergency relief and long-term development programs in more than 20 countries to help the world's most vulnerable people. Learn more about Food for the Hungry by calling 1-800-248-6437 or visiting www.fh.org. Social connections include www.facebook.com/foodforthehungry and www.twitter.com/food4thehungry.