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Our Mission


In loving response to Christ, the Servant, the Orphan Grain Train movement encourages and enables God's people to share personal and material resources in bringing Christ's name and character to needy people both far and near.

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Individuals Served

5.4 Million Meals

Last fiscal year nearly 5.4 million fortified rice meals were shipped to those hungry and malnourished worldwide.

Cost Vs Operations

1.8¢ / $1.00

Only 1.8 % of every dollar spent goes for administration and fundraising. 98.2% goes for helping those in need in the US and worldwide. Orphan Grain Train's Wish List

Weight Moved

44.1 Million Dollars of Aid

Last fiscal year more than $44.1 million worth of humanitarian aid and food was shipped to people in need in the US and around the world.

We serve from 27 locations located across the United States.

Orphan Grain Train has volunteers in 27 locations across the United States who gather clothing and other relief supplies for destitute people around the world. They also raise the money to send these relief goods and food where most needed. Find a location near you to climb aboard the train and serve those in need.

Current Relief Efforts

Maui Wildfire Relief

Orphan Grain Train has distributed our first air-cargo shipment of requested food, water, wheelchairs and other items to Maui on Tuesday, August 22, 2023!  Rev. Ralph Schmidt, OGT’s Director of Donor Advising and Chris Singer; Lutheran Church Char...

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Thrivent Match for Maui

Thrivent to Match up to $250,000 to aid Maui Fire Relief. OGT has already purchased $40,000.00 worth of food and aid and had it air-lifted and distributed to families in Maui.  We need your help to continue these much-needed shipments for those deva...

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Help Needed with Domestic Disaster Relief

Orphan Grain Train is passionate about helping hurting families devastated by natural disasters.  Families in Mississippi are again cleaning up after homes & businesses were destroyed by tornadoes on June 19, 2023.  Orphan Grain Train is workin...

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