Food for Orphans

Rating: 4.64 stars   11 reviews

Issues: Food, Human Services, International, Religion

Location: PO Box 26123 Colorado Springs CO 80936 USA

Mission: * To provide funding for food and other nutritional necessities to orphans around the world. * To educate the public by providing current information on the state of orphans internationally. * To demonstrate concern for the health and survival of orphans; for today, for tomorrow, and for eternity.
Results: Over THREE MILLION meals have been delivered to orphans around the world.
Target demographics: orphans
Geographic areas served: mostly third world countries
Programs: feeding programs, Life Changing Missions Trips, Food Packing Events and Anti Hunger Runs.

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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Food for Orphans is a horrible organization. The CEO is a poor leader and is more worried about his pay than feeding orphan kids. If you look at the last couple years of the organization 990 reports on guidestar they has used all their funds to pay the CEO. Pass reviews on this site are from family members (renee60 is his wife) and employees that are trying to keep there jobs. If you want to support orphans support them through VisionTrust International.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Fire the president, CEO and the Board

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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As the President and CEO of Food for Orphans, I am really sorry that you feel that way. I have reason to believe that this reviewer is a disgruntled ex-employee. But since they used a made-up name, I cannot confirm that. However, if you are willing, I am available to discuss your concerns.

Role: Professional with expertise in this field
Rating: 5 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

I have had the privilege of seeing the children receive the food, eat regularly, and change from feverish, lethargic children to high energy, shiny hair, bright eyes and lots of smiles when I return in a few months. The food shipped from the food packing events is very nutritious and they like it! In countries where shipping is not possible, the funds sent for food have made a tremendous difference as FFO coaches them on feeding a balanced meal with locally available foods. One of the side benefits is to the widows who are asked to cook the daily hot meal because they get to eat themselves and serve others which brings joy to them on both levels. Please consider a regular monthly donation and joining FFO on a team to serve the children directly. It is life changing.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

More resources = more children helped

How does this organization compare with others in the same sector?

Very Well

How much of an impact do you think this organization has?

Life-changing

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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3 people found this review helpful

We had a great experience that our kids were able to participate in. They are ages 6 to 15 and there was something for all of them to do. It was a blessing to be able to show them the need of hungry children and that we could help even if only in a small way.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

A wonderful experience -- such a simple way to make a difference in the lives of hungry children. Organized like clock-work, not a minute wasted. A perfect idea for a Youth Group service project; if an event comes to your area, be sure to get the teens you know involved. Hope we have another chance to do this again!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

We had a wonderful experience. Invited the entire soccer team to join us (most of which were not Christians) and they too had a wonderful time. It was great to have the opportunity to serve and give them an exposure to what it means to live a selfless life. Thank you for organizing this amazing event. We hope to do it again next year!

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Bring more food for us to pack :-)

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Quite well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Food for Orphans did a fantastic job organizing and preparing the warehouse for this food packaging project. The instructions were clear, the people were friendly, the volunteers were amazing and fun to work with including children. I hope to get the opportunity to help this organization again!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

Excellent organization and follow through which made it a great experience for all involved.
Thanks

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Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

2 people found this review helpful

I was impressed with the organization and flow of the entire process. Great event for the whole family to participate and just a truly worthwhile cause. Thank you for letting us be a part of it!

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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2 people found this review helpful

The packaging was very organized and well attended. The system went smoothly and we were instructed what to do before hand which was helpful. Everyone was polite and very excited to be there.

Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Some

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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Rating: 5 stars  

3 people found this review helpful

I want to thank Gary VanDyke & this organization for all it does to truly help feed orphans. Every update I receive along with prayer requests make me even more aware of the tremendous need to help starving children worldwide. The way in which the information is given completely inspires me to want to be a part of this, knowing that God is using Food For Orphans in a powerful way. My goal is to become a regular donor starting immediately. Thank you for taking seriously the commands that Jesus so clearly requested of his followers! One of which is, "If anyone has material possessions and sees his brother in need but has no pity on him, how can the love of God be in him? Dear children, let us not love with words or tongue but with actions and in truth." 1 John 3:17-18

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