Dr. Lester Sumrall (1913-1996) traveled the world as a missionary statesman for over sixty years and saw firsthand the terrible suffering caused by hunger and poverty. In 1987, he rose to the challenge to feed those innocent people who are plagued by such desperate situations. With enthusiasm and determination, Dr. Sumrall founded LeSEA Global Feed The Hungry® that same year.
From its conception, Dr. Sumrall stressed the need to help those in need both physically and spiritually. Feed The Hungry is feeding more than just empty bellies. With each distribution we ensure that people have the opportunity to hear the Gospel of Jesus Christ. While physical food will only last for a short time, the people are also given the Bread of Life that will last for eternity.
Feed the Hungry is uniquely different in that we directly oversee the entire relief process, making sure your contributions get into the hands of those who need it most. Before a food distribution takes place, we secure guarantees from the appropriate government agencies, giving us the rights to distribute food directly through local churches. Local pastors and churches understand and know the people and conditions within their community! Under the direction and leadership of Feed the Hungry, distribution plans are created and implemented so the people receive the food as intended.
LeSEA Global Feed the Hungry® has a strong network of international offices that help provide relief to those in need due to famine, drought, flood, war, or other natural disaster. In 2005 LGFTH was incorporated as a registered charity in Canada. Today the Canadian office plays a vital role as a voice of hope and compassion to the hurting and the hungry – changing the world one person at a time!