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Causes: International, International Agricultural Development, International Development, Protestant, Religion

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

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!

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