Thick white dust from newly graveled roads swirls in the air at the entrance of Turpin School in Haiti. The dust coats everything as children in uniforms swarm the schoolyard, establishing their pecking order in lunch lines.
Ellison, principle of the school, wipes his brow and scans the courtyard, seemingly taking in the magnitude of the situation he finds himself in. “For many of these kids, this will be their only meal today,” he says.
“When Convoy of Hope began feeding the children of Turpin three years prior to the 2010 earthquake, the school’s attendance was 300,” says David Edson, Caribbean regional coordinator for Convoy of Hope. “It’s grown very quickly.”
With the help of Convoy of Hope and its friends, Ellison is feeding more than 900 children a day at the school.
“I’m so thankful for Convoy of Hope,” says Ellison, “Because Convoy of Hope and its partners have helped feed these children when they needed it most.”