Beyond Sustainability

VOCF's ultimate goal are communities that can keep growing themselves towards their God-given potential .... without reliance on outsiders.  To do this, VOCF dares to use unconventional principles and processes, such as the power of new mindsets and equipping local leaders from Day One. 

Conventional aid typically aims for sustainability, but rarely accomplishes it. When outside experts and resources leave, projects often collapse. Here are some ways that VOCF aims to be different. 1) VOCF starts with a fundamental belief in the local people’s capability. VOCF is not the savior. 2) The VOCF way is community-led, not outsider-led or top-down. 3) VOCF emphasizes mindset first, not outside resources. 4) VOCF’s key role is to be a model and provide training. Projects come naturally. 5) VOCF encourages the community to dream beautiful, but start small with local resources. 6) VOCF training is kept simple so that it can multiply through local teachers. 7) VOCF recognizes that local food security is essential to a sustainable community. 8) VOCF emphasizes business skills that produce local income. 9) VOCF maintains an encouraging relationship with communities long after we physically leave. 10) VOCF ultimately has a different definition of success. Our aim is to empower communities to keep growing themselves. It is a self-growing process, not a static level. When a community can grow themselves, it is time for us to humbly back away.

A Global Network of Organizations

VOCF has 25 like-minded member organizations that work in 80+ nations.  Examples of members include Korea Food for the Hungry (KFHI), Japan Food for the Hungry (JIFH), Food for the Hungry Taiwan (FHIT), God's Plan for the Family Nicarauga, and more.  Donors can donate to projects for the member of their choice.

Farming VOC and National Worker Support

VOCF members do many kinds of projects, but VOCF recognizes a special link between locally produced food and community sustainability.  Farming VOC is a new, innovative program that encourages both givers and receivers to grow their own food. Learn more. 

Support an International Worker

It takes transformed people to help others experience transformation. You can help international workers serve the world with your donation.

New Nations Training

The final pillar of VOCF is a system of training for personal, community, and national transformation. It is unique because it is based on true, inspiring stories - not just theories - and designed to multiply.


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