Food for the Hungry founder dies

By November 3, 2003

INTL. (MNN) Dr. Larry Ward, founder of the international relief and development agency, Food for the Hungry, died Saturday, October 25,2003. Bedridden recently due to poor physical health, Dr. Ward was 78. He is survived by his wife, four grown children, 11 grandchildren and two great-grandchildren. In lieu of flowers, Dr. Ward’s family has asked that any donations be made to Food for the Hungry: 1-800-2-HUNGERS.
Dr. Ward founded Food for the Hungry in 1971 and served until his retirement in 1984. Eleven national organizations, including Food for the Hungry provide financial support to its international office in Bangkok. Nearly 2,000 field staff work alongside poverty-stricken families to implement its many relief and development programs in 37 countries.
Focusing his ministry on the poor, Larry was often first on the scene at natural disasters around the globe. He is remembered as an extremely compassionate person who showed the love of Christ by helping those in need.

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