Food for Orphans

Rating: 4.38 stars   13 reviews 712

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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EIN 75-3242422
719-591-7777
http://www.foodfororphans.org
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Rating: 1 stars  

1 person found this review helpful

Volunteered at a local event in 2013 and found out the food we packed took over 9 months to get to the children. This organization is NOT great by any means. After reviewing Guidestar from 2010 to 2014 this organization is should not a organization I would give to.

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I am sad to read your review. Please allow me to respond. There are many reasons as to why it takes a while to get food shipped to the orphans. We ship in 40' ocean-going containers. These containers hold 1,320 boxes and cost the same to ship empty or full. SO we have to wait until we have accumulated 1,320 boxes of food so we can ship a full container. If your event packed 300 boxes, then we have to wait until we pack another 1, 020 boxes so that we can ship a full container. Wait is the key word. And then it usually takes 2 months for the container to reach the destination after it has been shipped. Food for Orphans does whatever we can to get the food to the orphans in a timely manner. I am sorry if you don't see why it takes time to complete the process.

Rating: 5 stars  

Renee61, can you please state why you said that the majority of the funds go to the leader? Is their a website where you found this out. The stats online that I saw, show that the administration accounts for 12%. My husband and I volunteered in IL last September, and were so happy to have been a part of the process. We were able to have a taste of the food and that we were packing, and it was very good! I was pleased that we were not only sending nutritious food, but that it tasted good too! We're looking forward to helping again in May.

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Rating: 1 stars  

3 people 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  

2 people 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

Will you recommend this organization to others?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2014

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Rating: 5 stars  

4 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  

3 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

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

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

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

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  

3 people found this review helpful

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

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  

3 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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