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Food For The Hungry, Inc.

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews 2,546

Address:

1224 E Washington St Phoenix AZ 85034 USA

Mission:

Food for the hungry, inc. Is an organization of christian motivation committed to helping the poor and needy throughout the world, by generating cash and in-kind gifts, and fostering world hunger advocacy in the united states.

Programs:

Child sponsorship program - monthly sponsorship provides a child with access to nutritious food, clothing, medical care, and spiritual nourishment through community development programs. Because the programs are family and community based, gifts help the entire family and community. Currently there are over 56,000 sponsored children in 16 countries around the world. These countries are bolivia, peru, dominican republic, haiti, guatemala, nicaragua, burundi, uganda, rwanda, ethiopia, kenya, mozambique, cambodia, bangladesh, indonesia and philippines.

gifts in kind program - non-monetary donations, called "gifts-in-kind", including but not limited to, food, seeds, clothing, medical supplies, and pharmaceuticals are sought and integrated in fh relief, rehabilitation, and development programs. These donations are matched with the needs of field locations as well as other agencies. Through all our donated pharmaceuticals, water filtration units, hope packs, medical supplies and other smaller gifts in kinds, we have been privileged to serve millions of the poorest of the poor around the world. - continued on schedule o -

general relief and development program - emergency relief and rehabilitation, clean-water and sanitation projects, health education and intervention, agriculture development, income generation, life-skills training, and education programs are conducted around the world in developing countries and specifically in the hard places among the poorest of the poor. Almost 4 million have been helped this past year through these programs.

hunger corps and teams - this program enlists people of all ages, to raise their own support and be sent out to work in our programs, either on a short term basis, such as on a 1-2 week work team, or on a long term basis as an integral part of our program. Participants in this program bring many skills and years of experience that is shared with our staff in the field to empower them to bring needed spiritual and physical change to their communities. Currently we have 12 hunger corps staff families serving the poorest of the poor around the world. Also, in this last year, we sent out 51 teams with a total of 573 team members. Through sending out teams and through written newsletters and other publications, as well as through our website at www. Fh. Org we educate our constituents on the realities of the work food for the hungry is doing to end spiritual and physical hungers worldwide and invite them to partner with us to help end poverty together.

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Rating: 5 stars  

10 people found this review helpful

My church has had a partnership with Food for the Hungry for more than 10 years, partnering with them in two communities in Peru. I have had the privilege of going on two short-term missions trips to these communities. Food for the Hungry uses staff from in the country to work daily in the communities. These workers are amazing in their ability to work on developing the whole person and improve the lives of the community members. They are also careful to avoid fostering dependency and have an exit strategy once the goals of the community have been reached.

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?

2012

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

12 people found this review helpful

I spent 2 weeks in Rwanda with Food for the Hungry. We worked in a small village building a home for a woman with health issues (HIV) and her children. She was chosen by the village, not by FFH, FFH hires many locals to work directly with recipients. They empower the locals and do not push their agendas, instead are cooperative and inclusionary. I currently sponsor a child from the village where I work. I saw first hand what my money does for her, and I know the FHH staffer who writes update reports. I would highly recommend sponsoring a child if you can't volunteer or give a large amount.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Because we built a house, we got to see exactly how we changed the family. This woman and her children were living in a tiny hut with a leaky leaf-roof.

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

I'm not sure if I know enough to answer this. I wouldn't change anything from what I saw, but I have no direct experience on how they operate at HQ.

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?

2008

What one change could this group make that would improve your volunteer experience?

None. We worked hard all day long, every day, and that's what made it great. We lived like the villagers - no running water, no electricity.

Did your volunteer experience have an effect on you? (teaching you a new skill, or introducing new friends, etc.)

It had a tremendous effect on me. I would take 2 weeks doing what I was doing in Africa over any high-end vacation.

How did this volunteer experience make you feel?

I felt blessed. Not because I have so much compared to the people I was working with and for in Africa, but because I got to meet these people and live and work with them for 2 weeks.

 
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Rating: 5 stars  

14 people found this review helpful

Over 94% of this charity's funds are used directly for program expenses - the highest I have seen among its class. Their Gift Catalog is extensive, from giving farm tools, to seeds, to goats, to school supplies, to water and medicine. All very practical and tangible ways to impact a life. I like their Poverty180 program where you choose among 4 programs to support and just give $9 a month (really?? JUST $9??? Yes!) and get quarterly updates of how your money is changing a life or a village! And they have recently been recognized by the USAID as a valuable partner in the African drought crisis and receiving grants which multiply your donation 10 times so you get (or give) more bang for your buck. Oh and the best part of all, they are faith based and do it all in Christ's name with the intent of spreading the Gospel through their relief work. There's really NOTHING more I could look for in a charity!

Was your donation impactful?

Definitely

How likely is it that you would recommend that a friend donate to this group?

Definitely

How likely are you to donate to this group again?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

 
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