Bread for a Hungry World merges with Christian Relief Fund
Two nonprofits with connections to Churches of Christ — Bread for a Hungry World and the Christian Relief Fund — have merged.
The organizations, based in Richland Hills, Texas and Amarillo, Texas, respectively, sponsor relief and development programs around the globe.
Milton Jones, president of the Christian Relief Fund, explains the merger on the nonprofit’s website.
We go to the same places. We have the same vision. And very often we
have the same donors. CRF and Bread are simply going to be better
together. We do the same things.
One day Bobby Moore was looking at a magazine and noticed that
Christian Relief Fund was on one page and Bread For a Hungry World was
on the page right beside it. He asked me, “What’s the difference in us?”
I certainly didn’t know of one. So after a few conversations, we
decided that we should get together.
I think the ministries and shared interests of CRF and Bread will
complement each other. Bread has wanted to expand their personal
sponsorships of children for years. And this is what CRF does best. We
will be able to develop greater support for all of the children on
Bread’s sites. A couple of years ago, CRF realized that to go into the
future with further child sponsorship — we were going to have to invest
in very expensive software and more staff to manage the process. Bread
has just reached the same point. When CRF made this costly investment,
we knew that our ability to process children would be much bigger. We
prayed that we would be able to help other agencies. I think Bread is
the answer to our prayers. And this allows Bread to be able to expand
without duplicating the same investments or hiring a lot of new staff.
CRF has dabbled with microfinance but has not been organized with it
like Bread. With their resources the future of our microlending will be
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Bobby Moore, director of Bread for a Hungry World, has volunteered to become vice president of global operations for the merged nonprofit, which will retain the name Christian Relief Fund. The ministry will have two offices — one in Amarillo
and one in Richland Hills.
Earlier this year, Erik Tryggestad traveled with Moore on a mission trip, sponsored by Bread, to the Philippines. (Read our profile of Moore and his work and our feature on the Give A Goat ministry in the Philippines.)