Why HTH was started

Help the Hungry was created from a deep desire to help those in desperate need. It was established in 2000 by Betty Nguyen and her family, after their first trip to Vietnam since fleeing the war. The poverty, hunger and despair was clearly evident... and still is.

In the rural areas of Vietnam, families have little more than grass huts with dirt floors and hardly enough food to survive. Something had to be done.

Help the Hungry is the result of a simple passion to help those in need.


Donations are fully tax-deductible

Help the Hungry is a 501(c)(3) non-profit, which means it is a federally approved charitable organization. All donations are tax-deductible.

Expanding our reach

Our work in Vietnam is proof that lives can be improved by targeting a need, and becoming effective in a particular region.

Help the Hungry has been instrumental in helping thousands rise from devastation in Vietnam, and with the proper funding, we plan on strategically expanding into other regions of the world.

But we can't do it alone. We need your help. Tragedy and despair do not discriminate, which is why all of us must work together to make a difference.

Our mission

Our global mission is to relieve human suffering by providing humanitarian aid to the less fortunate.

Food, clothing, medicine and basic essentials serve as a life-line to families facing extreme hardships. These necessities also provide those in need with hope, while recognizing their dignity and ability to solve their own problems.

This requires the help of tireless volunteers and the financial support from caring and committed people like you.