The Roma people in Hungary (known as Gypsies) are a persecuted minority who face high rates of unemployment and poverty. Roma children from poor, often homeless families, go hungry when school is not in session. These children have an increased risk for poor school performance, chronic health conditions, delayed cognitive development, stunted growth, and psychiatric distress. They begin their lives with a serious disadvantage, and in the long-term are at greater risk for unemployment and homelessness. Hungarian Evangelical Fellowship is helping to break the cycle of poverty for families by providing food, shelter, health services, and education for over 2,500 Roma children. The offer of food helps to draw children in to continue their education, which makes the schools serve as centers of community support. Your gift helps Roma children to not only survive with needed nutrition, but also to thrive with an educational lifeline out of poverty.