You Feed Them is a Canadian-based registered charity (# 778157511 RR 0001) serving impoverished communities, developing them into a healthy state of thriving.
YFT has over 10 years of experience working in southeast Africa. Our three pillar approach addresses the primary needs on which a healthy community thrives.
YFT connects outside partners, most often churches, with communities in need. 100% of the partner’s money goes to the ministry they support. YFT’s role is to build and manage an overarching strategy with local community members that will raise the target community to a sustained and healthy level of thriving.
The simple act of donating money, if not done carefully and strategically, can do more harm than good, creating dependency and overriding a community’s opportunity to develop the skills necessary to thrive independently for the long term. YFT looks to ensure that every dollar spent supports the community’s journey toward reaching a sustained level of health.
Relationship building is also a critical aspect of partner sponsorship. Partner sponsors and communities that we work with are expected and encouraged to nurture a cross-nation relationship and share their experiences, stories and gifting as they walk together on their journey.
If you, your church, or your organization, would like to learn more about You Feed Them’s partnership opportunities, please contact us. We are always happy to share how God is working in and through our ministry.
Why the name YouFeedThem?
The decision to name the mission 'YouFeedThem' came about when recalling the historical event referred to as "the miracle of the loaves and fishes."
"As thousands gathered to hear the teachings of Jesus Christ, his disciples realized that the crowd was getting hungry and asked him to send them away so they could get something to eat. He responded by saying "You feed them." A small boy brought a basket containing five loaves of bread and two fish to Jesus; He gave thanks, broke and gave the food to the disciples to set before the people. They all ate and were satisfied, and the disciples picked up twelve basketfuls of broken pieces that were left over."
The YouFeedThem group is hopeful that this miracle will be duplicated for the many starving people in our world.