I have worked with and observed Outreach in action over the last 5 years. Their goal is to supply humanitarian aid to those with the greatest need. With years of professional business expertise they operate their non-profit with a keen business model of low cost and efficient operations. They are responsible for promoting food packaging to many other charities.
They also provide healthy food and humanitarian aid in the United States and to many developing countries around the world. They organize medical and occupation training missions to benefit the people of Tanzania. I have attended one medical mission and was able to see firsthand the operation in Tanzania and witness the effects of their efforts. Children in Singida and Manyoni are healthier and therefore better able to learn.
Review from Guidestar
The Memphis Feeds Initiative (MFI), Memphis, TN is working with Outreach Inc., and The Outreach Program organization since 2010. Our experience has been excellent. They respond above and beyond that which is required. This organization has provided product, equipment and expertise for numerous events throughout the Mid-South area over the past three years (2010-2012) having packaged over 1,000,000 meals. Their packaging standards have been very helpful in assuring our finished meals reach their intended destination both within the United States of America but also throughtout the world. We highly recommend Outreach to any qualified organization interested in packaging food for the benefit of the hungry, and food insecure people of the world. Clean water is the only component for these meal products to be prepared. Outreach has developed a water purification system program which can be provided to those countries and organizations which do not have such a purfication service available. Thank you Outreach, Union, Iowa!
Review from Guidestar
I have long been personally involved and financially committed to charities in the US and abroad. There are many very fine organizations providing needed services which I have supported over the years; but in my experience, few have reached the same high level of authenticity, passion, service commitment, and genuine heart-centered care, as Outreach. In fact, I have been so impressed with the quality of the meals that Outreach creates and their impact on the hungry - and the high-impact, transformative energy of the meal packaging experience for those who participate - that my business partner and I have planned and hosted numerous meal packaging events - resulting in over 1.5 million nutritious meals for the hungry and food insecure in this country - and drawing in thousands of volunteers and dozens of partner organizations. And from a personal perspective, working with children, families, seniors, veterans, and so many caring organizations - schools, churches, civic organizations, chambers of commerce, and even corporations - has been illuminating, energizing, and most importantly, joyous!