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"Hope to Haiti" Initiative Highlighted in Philanthropy Journal News

Screen Shot of Philanthropy Journal News Website

Breedlove's new initiative, undertaken in coordination with Operation HOPE, is titled "Hope to Haiti," a campaign highlighted on the Philanthropy Journal News Website.

The new initiative will help see that nutritious food is delivered to communities in Haiti which fell victim to Hurricane Mathew. The small island nation was barely on the road to recovery from the horrendous earthquake some years ago, and Hurricane Mathew laid waste to much of the progress and devastated lives throughout the country. Also see our "Q&A - Sending Hope to Haiti" and our Press Release.

Donations to this important campaign can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.

Pictured: Breedlove Board President Tom Sell, Mr. Jodey Arrington, Congressional Candidate, & John Thomas, MD, Founder of Operation Hope, at the press conference announcing the joint initiative.







Breedlove Highlighted in Philanthropy Journal News

Breedlove & Operation Hope Press Conference

Mark Wentling, Director for Africa Relations at Breedlove, contributed an article to the Philanthropy Journal News Website. Mark's article, aptly titled Breedlove Foods: Spreading Hope One Meal at a Time, is a wonderful overview of Breedlove, from its early beginnings to its current programs.

For anyone who wants to donate to any of our intiatives, please accept our gratitude. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of financial support our programs receive from the Lubbock community and beyond.

Donations can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.







Article on Headlines for the Hopeful

Hands Holding Rice for the Hungry

Mark Wentling, Director for Africa Relations at Breedlove, was interviewed by the news website Headlines for the Hopeful. The article describes Breedlove's mission and its technological processes involved in producing nourishing food.

For anyone who wants to donate to any of our intiatives, please accept our gratitude. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of financial support our programs receive from the Lubbock community and beyond.

Donations can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.







Update on Breedlove for Africa

Breedlove for Africe & Mark Wentling

LUBBOCK, TX (May 5, 2016) - Breedlove's Director for Africa Relations, Mark Wentling, was interviewed on the eHealth Radio Network and the Health News Channel by host Eric Michaels. In the interview, which was podcast on May 4, 2016, Mark provided descriptions about our Breedlove for Africa Initiative and fundraising campaign. Please listen to the interview and read more about Mark's career-long experience at the eHealth Radio Network site.

The eHealth Radio Network also included a great bio on Mark, who brings exceptional in-the-field experience from working on the African continent and with several African nations. He worked with USAID for many years which provides invaluable expertise for Breedlove's mission. To say that Breedlove is fortunate to have Mark's gifts at our service is a huge understatement.

For anyone who wants to donate to Breedlove for Africa, please accept our gratitude. We greatly appreciate the outpouring of financial support our programs receive from the Lubbock community and beyond.

Donations can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.


Ecuador Earthquake Relief

Devastating Earthquake Damage in Ecuador

LUBBOCK, TX (April 19, 2016) - Breedlove has confirmed plans to send a 40ft container filled with our Lentil Blend to victims of the devastating 7.8-magnitude earthquake in Ecuador. The container will provide one million servings of food.

While we are still formulating the details of the response plan, we are moving quickly to ensure the container is delivered to those in need as soon as possible. The effort is being collaborated with a trusted mission based partner, Ecuadorian Evangelical Christian and Missionary Alliance.

As production progresses and plans develop over the next several days, we will release additional information, including a date and time the shipping container will be packed and loaded. At that time, camera crews and journalists will be invited to our corporate office (1818 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.) to gather video and interview our staff about the shipment.

For anyone who wants to help, Breedlove is accepting donations to be able to produce and ship the food to Ecuador. As always, Breedlove greatly appreciates the outpouring of financial support it receives from the Lubbock community and beyond.

Donations can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.


AfriCook Culinary Competition Winners

AfriCook Competition Winners

LUBBOCK, TX (January 27, 2016) - Breedlove hosted an awards ceremony for its AfriCook Culinary Competition on Friday, January 29, 2016 from 2:00pm-4:00pm at the International Cultural Center at Texas Tech University.

AfriCook, a cooking contest where African students attending Texas Tech University served cuisine from their home countries, was held at the Breedlove Food's corporate office in November 2015. A panel of judges carefully sampled and scored the native dishes from seven participants. Winners are as follows:

  • Mahlet Meles placed third with her Ethiopian food consisting of breads called Injera and Ambasha, two hearty beef dishes called Alecha Wet and Minchet Abish, along with a spicy chicken soup called Doro Wet—one of the most famous and recognizable dishes in Ethiopia. Traditionally, the food is eaten with the fingers by tearing off a piece of Injera and dipping it in the verities of Wat. For placing third, Meles was awarded $100.
  • Presenting her native cuisine from Guinea, Mariame Conde finished second place serving a mouthwatering dish called Attiéké, consisting of grilled fish, tomatoes, cucumbers and various other vegetables and spices. Attiéké originated from Côte d'Ivoire but has also become popular in other countries in West Africa. For placing second, Conde was awarded $200.
  • Serving up more delicious, Ethiopian cuisine, Mengesha R. Endalew placed first overall. Mengesha prepared several lentil soup varieties called Meser and Meser Alcha, and a dry pea soup called Shero, which are all served with pieces of Injera bread with spices called Suf Fitfit. Along with soups, two beef dishes were presented called Gomen Be Sega, which is served with Ethiopian cabbage, as well as a spiced meat meal dish called Sega Wat. To top everything off, the traditional chicken meal Dero Wat was served. For placing first, Endalew was awarded $500, as well as a paid internship with Breedlove Foods for the summer of 2016.

About the International Student Life Organization at TTU

Because of the rapidly changing, increasingly interdependent world and global marketplace, Texas Tech University strives to maximize educational opportunities for the persons it serves in order that we all might become more knowledgeable of other countries and peoples, appreciative of cultural diversity, and capable of functioning as internationally competent individuals. The Office of International Affairs (OIA) and the International Cultural Center (ICC) provide a myriad of far-reaching services for TTU and the multiple and diverse communities served by the University. In addition to the main office, International Affairs also consists of the following divisions: International Education and Enrollment Management, International Research and Development, International Operations and Outreach, International Student and Scholar Services, and Vietnam Center.


Breedlove For Africa National Campaign

People in Hunger-torn Africa

Breedlove Foods Inc. Launches National Campaign to Benefit Africa During Severe Food Shortage

LUBBOCK, TX (January 29, 2016) - Breedlove Foods, Inc. launched its national campaign "Breedlove for Africa: Spreading Hope One Meal at a Time" (#Breedlove4Africa) on Friday, January 29, 2016 with the goal of raising $75,000 in an effort to send three containers of its dehydrated food blends to countries in eastern and southern Africa. The donation is a response to the current food crisis caused by the worst drought the continent has suffered in nearly five decades.

Breedlove Foods Board Members have pledged to match money raised by giving an additional $75,000 to the campaign, bringing the total amount to $150,000. With that, Breedlove Foods will fill and ship three full containers of dehydrated food blends to countries in Africa to offer nearly three million meals to people in need.

Due to El Nino, some regions of Africa are experiencing a diverse range of unusual weather. Areas are suffering harsh drought conditions while other areas are being pummeled by periods of excessive rain—both causing catastrophic crop failure and loss of livestock. In Ethiopia, the number of children requiring emergency food aid has doubled in the past three weeks. In the Eastern part of the continent, Malawi has 500,000 children under the age of five who are facing exceptional food shortages. The remaining regions of Eastern Africa, as well as the Southern part of Africa, have figures that are just as alarming. Two million households in South Africa are facing water and food shortages caused by the worst drought since 1982.

The Breedlove food consists of a dry lentil and dehydrated, unflavored vegetable blend that is prepared as a soup. It is easy to digest, contains complex carbohydrates (essential for energy), and can be seasoned to accommodate local food culture. The blends also have a two-year shelf life, making storage easy. The preparation is simple and its versatility results in more than 300 recipes.

Africa's need for assistance during this current food shortage is dire. Since its inception, Breedlove has served over 65 countries around the world, including disasters such as the earthquake in Nepal in 2015 where it furnished almost one million servings of food.

Donations can be made online or mailed to our corporate office: 1818 N. Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd., Lubbock, Texas, 79403, or by calling 806.741.0404.


Update On Relief for Nepal Earthquake Victims

AfriCook Competition Winners

LUBBOCK, TX (January 25, 2016) - Partners working on-site and in the field in Nepal have reported the great news that Breedlove's food has helped many of the families ravaged by the May 2015 earthquake.

"The first food distribution went AMAZINGLY well and was really, really needed. The locals love the food and even stopped us as we hiked through the village today to share that they had tried the food and that it was really tasty. Binod taught the locals how to properly cook it and he even cooked it for dinner in the village that night and we all shared it with some of the village elders," reports Kevin Weldon of BMDMI.

The partners further report that "This community had been devastated by the earthquakes and 64 people lost their lives in that village. We provided food for 250 families to eat two meals a day for seven days. Took nine helicopter flights to get it all in."

A few days earlier, Kevin also relayed a message laden with gratitude and with hope: "We cannot thank you enough for this amazing gift [which] arrived just in time for the people of Nepal, as there is an acute food shortage in Rukum (Western Nepal) [and] the government has asked us to help with ... ongoing relief effort within the earthquake impacted areas. We will be flying out enough food to feed an entire village of 290 families or 1740 people on Sunday and Monday. This village is completely isolated and has not received any support since the earthquake. The town lost their crops, their water supply, and every home in the village due to the earthquake. Because of your generosity, every single person in this village will be receiving two nutritious meals a day for 7 days!"

Breedlove cannot thank its many donors enough for the support of our Nepal relief effort. It has truly helped virtually countless people who have experienced unimaginable devastation.