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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations, Human Services, International, International Relief, Philanthropy, Philanthropy, Voluntarism & Grantmaking Foundations

Mission: Feeding God’s Starving Children Hungry in Body and Spirit

Results: In 2015, FMSC produced nearly 273 million meals thanks to the work of more than one million volunteers.

Target demographics: FMSC provides nutritious meals for starving children

Direct beneficiaries per year: Last year, more than 745,000 children were fed nutritious meals daily

Geographic areas served: Nearly 70 countries around the world

Programs: Hunger relief, sustainable development, volunteerism

Community Stories

16 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Volunteer

Rating: 5

This Charity is terrific on funds. If you go to their website:

https://www.fmsc.org/about-us/financial-accountability

You can see that 90% of donations are turned into food. 5% is overhead and 5% is 'fund raising'. So any indication that questions their financials, as a professional Equity Research Analyst, I would say just is not substantiated by their annual report. They spent $2.5m last year on administrative and $2.5m on 'fund raising' and $45 of the $50m they raised on food for starving kids.

The other comment about it being a faith based organization is completely true.

https://www.fmsc.org/about-us/our-mission

Their Mission Statement says they are a Christian Non-Profit organization in the first sentence.

4 Amanda64

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family, small group and other friends have volunteered with Feed My Starving Children many times over the past four years. It has always been a wonderful experience. We always have fun while we are there and feel great about what we have done when we leave! A perfect serving opportunity!!!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

FMSC is an excellent way to get young people involved with volunteer work. Often its difficult to find a way to help a worthy cause - like feeding starving people in an organized, low committment manner. FMSC allows you to donate 2 hours of your time when you can work this into your schedule and when they have an available slot, and the work is fun, easy and the instruction is clear and inspiring. This opportunity is great for scout groups or families who want to contribute to a good cause without necessarilty spending any money. You can volunteer with friends and consider it a play date that reaches across borders and grips the hands of others who are in desperate need. My daughter and I volunteer frequently.

5 Jeff234

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed My Starving Children is without question the most efficient charity with which I have ever worked. From the moment that you walk in the door as a volunteer you are whisked up into an efficient, well-oiled machine, leaving an hour or two later with confidence that your time and donation dollars have been very well spent.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My family and I volunteer at the Schaumburg, IL facility for FMSC every other Saturday (unless we forget to sign up 8 months or so ahead of time!). It's great to have an organization that involves children in helping other children... My kids have learned that not everyone is as fortunate as we are here in the U.S., and that is a gift! Their mission is clear, their operations are run like a tight ship, and they are helping so many children around the world get the nutrition they need! God bless Mark Crea and all the other employees at FMSC who make feeding starving children their life's work!

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8

General Member of the Public

Rating: 2

News reports indicate that this charity spends at least part of their time and money on spreading their Christian religious beliefs. If this offends you, find other groups such as SHARE or Doctors Without Borders for your donations.

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Volunteer

Rating: 2

Something didn't feel right abou this organization when I volunteered. They had enough people to work there so there was limited one hour volunteer meetings on certain nights that were aimed towards fundraising and there's all of these promotional items for sale as well. I didn't like their numbers regarding the numbers disclosed to the public. Anyone who has experiencce reading corporate numbers would probably agree. Their focus appears to me to be raising money instead of getting other assistance.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed My Starving Children is an AMAZING opportunity to hang out for a couple hours and help others in our world! FMSC tells the story of global hunger in a simple way that even young kids can understand and relate to - but in a way that makes a powerful impression.

In just two hours, in our group of 65 people, we packed enough meals to EACH PERSONALLY feed one child for one year. Now that made you feel like you made an impact in someone's life....and it was fun and just a short little bleep of time to give.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Feed My Starving Children is an amazing group of people getting it right for God's kingdom. It is a great place to take your family to learn about the real world issue of hunger and a great place to help do something about it. My family and I support FMSC because we have had an opportunity to see the entire process from start to finish. We have packed food with friends and family on several occasions here in Minnesota and we have seen the food provided to hungry children and families when we travel to Haiti. FMSC does a great job of making sure that the money provided is used to buy food. They spend very little on overhead.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Many people don't become involve in charities because they don't feel they can make an individual difference in some of the world's greatest problems. FMSC creates the environment, provides the information and most importantly demonstrates results that even giving a little can make a life or death difference to a child in the world. My packing experience was one of the most rewarding and meaningful experiences I have had, and it was fun. FMSC relies totally on volunteers to pack the food for children around the globe and as a result controls overhead and administrative costs effectively. They have had a huge impact on children that otherwise would have perished and not had the chance to live and thrive and change this world for the better. I have been fortunate to have been given the opportunity to volunteer to speak to schools, churches and organizations on behalf of Feed My Starving Children and I am proud of my association with the organization. Not only does it change children's lives across the globe, it enriches the lives of those who donate their time, resources and money to the organization.

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