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Feed The Children, Inc.

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services, International, International Development, International Relief

Mission: Providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials.

Results: FY2018 our work benefited more than 6.5 million people globally. In the U.S. we provided more than $6.3 million in teaching supplies that benefited approximately 878,000 students across 450 school districts. We distributed more than $15 million worth of food and supplies to disaster-affected regions in the U.S. Approximately 793,000 children received food and other benefits from our international programs and our health and water program alone benefited 77,000 children and 630,000 caregivers in 10 countries.

Target demographics: Providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials.

Geographic areas served: All 50 states and 10 countries internationally

Programs: Food & Nutrition Security The World Health Organization considers food and nutrition security a top priority and basic human right. Without adequate food and nutrition, children are unable to reach their full development potential both physically and mentally. Nutrition deficiencies affect more than 2 billion people worldwide, causing a reduction in learning capabilities and livelihood development (WHO). Disease prevention and treatment, as well as ensuring proper nutrition, is critical to ensure adequate cognitive and physical development. Health & Hygiene Clean water and sanitation intervention for children and their families is crucial to prevent common illness. A child with a compromised immune system is at greater risk of poor nutritional status and developmental outcomes. Nearly 15,000 children under the age of 5 die every day due to preventable and treatable diseases such as pneumonia, diarrhea, and malaria, with children under one month accounting for 46% of these deaths (WHO). Proper health for the child during the first 1,000 days —from conception to 2 years — is the most critical window of time to ensure the child develops to his or her potential, thus helping to break the cycle of poverty. When children are guaranteed proper health and sanitation measures, they are able to prevent and fight disease, which enables them to develop both physically and mentally into strong children who become contributing members of their communities. Education When it comes to education, every additional day, week, month, and year a child is in school is impactful and should be encouraged and valued. Through quality education, children gain essential knowledge, skills, and mindsets to become change agents within their own lives, throughout their communities, and out into the world. For girls, quality education remains one of the smartest investments and bring tremendous positive return for income and economic growth. Yet 132 million girls worldwide are out of school (2016) This includes 34.3 million girls of primary school age, 30 million girls of lower secondary school age, and 67.4 million girls of upper secondary school age.(UNESCO). Economic Empowerment Poverty has many roots — government policies, gaps in education, disabilities, discrimination — but, by its definition it means living on $1.90 a day or less. The World Bank has identified fostering income growth in the bottom 40% of every country as one of its two main goals in the effort to end poverty. (World Bank). “Extreme poverty disproportionately affects children - 387 million, or 19.5% of the world’s children, live in extreme poverty (UNICEF)." So many of their families are caught in a cycle: living in poverty brings hunger, and living with hunger prolongs poverty. If people find better ways to earn a living, they have a better chance of moving out of poverty. A simple opportunity for parents to earn a living brings immediate relief, gives a sustaining sense of pride, and can ultimately stop the cycle of poverty for their kids. Economic empowerment can serve as an essential weapon against hunger.

Community Stories

123 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I just briefly worked with Feed The Children. They have been so accommodating and helpful with my requests for many time accommodation. I have worked with children in the state of Oklahoma. Through Feed The Children, schools were furnished school suppies, snacks, gifts and many other items. Feed The Children made all of the projects I worked on very successful and spiritually inspirational.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I volunteered at the Bethlehem, PA location of Feed the Children and it was such a great experience. I felt like the time spent there packing boxes made such an impact and that all the work they do at their location was so important. All the people I met there were so much fun to work with and it was so obvious that they cared about the work they were doing. I absolutely recommend going to volunteer for a few hours and taking the time to ask some questions and learn about all of the other ways volunteers can be involved.

Review from Guidestar

4 THE RIVER FUND NEW YORK

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children is an exceptional organization that has been able to make a significant impact in the lives of thousands of children by partnering intelligently with effective direct-service organizations in every part of the country that care for needy kids. As Chief Production Officer for one such organization (The River Fund New York) based in New York City’s largest borough, I have direct interaction with key operatives at Feed the Children on a regular basis.

The level of professionalism and expertise that these individuals bring to the table allows Feed the Children to define and implement the most effective use of available resources. As a team, Feed the Children develops smart programs to support direct-service organizations—and then aggressively goes into the market to find the appropriate corporate and foundation support to make those programs work.

Operating since 21 years, The River Fund New York has been a partner with Feed the Children for a long time and we have always enjoyed working with them. However, our appreciation for the organization grew even deeper with the tremendous support we received during the immediate aftermath of Superstorm Sandy. As the very first Emergency Food Program to get into the Flood Zones behind the storm, we at The River Fund needed all the help we could get. Feed the Children was quick to respond to some of the special needs of the situation: Not only did they make large quantities of food available, they also channeled substantial quantities of cleaning supplies to us—which were desperately needed for distribution to families whose homes were inundated by muddy flood waters.

Of course, our work in the Sandy Flood Zones continues—since thousands of families and seniors who were already struggling before the storm still require our ongoing support. Feed the Children continues to be an outstanding partner with us, and calls on us regularly with ideas and ways of assisting us to deliver more help to those in need. The relationship we have established with Feed the Children is a major source of encouragement to us as we continue in our Mission “to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty.”

Thank you very much for the opportunity to endorse this outstanding organization.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

We are a very small rural district and do not qualify for many services for our Homeless population. Feed the Children provided us with backpacks and supplies to help us support our students. We appreciate all that they do.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has helped the North Carolina Homeless Education Program provide backpacks, food, and books to children across North Carolina. The backpacks are distributed to school districts who then give them to their neediest children. This helps the school districts use their local resources for other needs. The local liaisons are very appreciative of this opportunity and are grateful to be able to serve the children in this way. The backpack distribution is always very popular. Feed the Children is great to work with. They are responsive to my questions and they are highly reliable.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

We have been receiving donations from Feed The Children for the past 12 months and their generosity of giving to us has allowed us to be able to distribute items to other agencies that serve GOD's people.
Feed The Children is truly a Blessing to the people that are receiving these items because in our tri-state area the need is greater than ever before.
My prayer would be that Feed The Children will receive an increase in their donations so that more will be served because of them. My hat goes off to them for all that they do for the Glory of GOD.

Operatioon NOW

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have been involved with Feed the Children, Inc. through 2004, 2005, and 2006 Hurricanes in Florida and Mississippi. They were there with supplies and on the the ground help for the people in the disasters.
Cutting Edge Ministries is a participating partner with them and we receive supplies from them and in the event there is another disaster in Central Florida they are ready to respond with us here. Feed The Children coordinates and works well many many non-profit agencies to make sure children and families do not go hungry

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

Cutting Edge Ministries is a partner in Central Florida and FTC has been a great help to our ministries from food support, school back packs, etc. Also during the 2004 hurricanes FTC trucks were here.
Thanks for everything and look forward to working with you.

Review from CharityNavigator

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Feed the Children play a vital role in partnering with Wings of Faith to help serve a “third world nation”, The Native American Indian. Because of the generous donations of goods we receive from Feed the Children we are better enabled to provide badly needed supplies to the impoverished Native Americans that live in remote high mountain desert areas of the Southwest. This wonderful organization donated school supplies that we handed out to very poor Native Children on the reservations. Without this wonderful giving these tiny scholars would have gone to school missing the barest essentials…notebook paper and binders. The Indian schools on the reservation also give special thanks for your support.

I can’t speak highly enough about the staff. The people that we work with at Feed the Children are joyfully committed, very helpful, and extremely well organized. I rate this organization five stars.

Feed the Children is a great asset to Wings of Faith. We are grateful for the generous giving and I look forward to continuing our partnership.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been a tremendous resource to Genesee Intermediate School District in helping us meet the needs of our homeless students in Flint and Lapeer, Michigan. For the past two years, they have delivered well over a thousand backpacks loaded with supplies, books, hygiene products and food. We have shared these items with all of our school districts as well as several of our local homeless shelters. Very often, these would be the only new items these children would receive. The joy the backpacks and books have brought them is immeasurable. They have even provided books in Spanish for our ESL students.

I can’t speak highly enough of the staff at Feed the Children. They are incredibly caring individuals and are the reason I rate this organization five stars. No special requests have ever gone unanswered. I look forward to continuing our partnership with them in an effort to help our most needy children. Bravo!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

I work for a large, national, faith-based not-for-profit food bank who receives regular donations from Feed The Children. One of their regular donations to us are boxes of miscellaneous non-food items. The agencies we serve love them and always anticipate opening the boxes to inspect the contents. One of the not-for-profit organizations that we support on the west side of Indianapolis received a box with an assortment of extra large gauze pads. The director of the pantry wasn't sure if she'd ever be able to "move" them out of the pantry but decided to place them on an "unlimited" table within the pantry. When they opened the doors for their pantry, the first client was a veteran in a wheelchair who had lost his leg in a war while serving our country. Due to a sore at the amputation site, he was unable to wear his prosthesis. He needed extra large gauze pads to place between the prosthesis and the amputation site - and there they were just for him just when he needed them. What a blessing for him and for the pantry workers to witness.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed The Children has partnered with ACTS Resource Center (ACTS Food Bank) to help us in feeding over 10,000 hungry people each month. In their years of blessings we have been able to provided food, vitamins, and other special needs. We were their charity pick in Denver this year for their annual “Americans Feeding Americans” Project in feeding over 400 needy families.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Since 1999 Feed The Children has partnered with World Blessing Foundation by providing food, vitamins and other items to impact nations in times of need. FTC is a great asset in the compassion ministry world.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children deserves five stars for understanding the benefits of a partnership with the school district homeless liaisons to have a far reaching impact with limited resources. In 2013 alone, the truck delivered 232 boxes of books and 2,080 backpacks filled with basic need items and school supplies to Sacramento County. In addition, the school districts throughout the state receive boxes of supplies in the mail each year. When I began sponsoring a child in Ethiopia in 1980, I didn’t know that I would subsequently see so many children right in my own community benefit from the same organization. These humble, caring and dedicated people help us alleviate the pain of homelessness.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

Feed The Children has been providing food, vitiams, and other househeld item to our church for a number of years. Our church has a large community outreach food program and wouldn't be able to feed the families in need without their generous donations. Feed the Children is a wonderful organization partnering with other to help end hunger.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Over the years Feed the Children has given Metro Kidz International truck loads of candy, chocolate, drinks, books, toys, cleaning supplies, baby items and more! We've been able to bless 1000s of inner-city children and their families with these items, which have also helped keep our ministry going! Thank you Feed the Children for your dedication to serving needy children and families all over the US and the world!

Jubilee

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Thanks to fee the children we here at Jubilee Project, Inc. have been able to help families with cleaning supplies backpacks with school supplies and clean drinking water. So thank you Feed The Children for all you do. God Bless you.

Elizabeth102

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the children has been a great asset to our organization. They have allowed us to reach out and not only service the homeless at Making A Way Housing, but the underserved in the community. We collaborate with many different agencies, and feed the children ALWAYS responds to the clarion call consistently. We are blessed to have them assist us in helping the needy!

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed The Children is a great organization that has been helping the Appalachian area and the Christian Appalachian Project Operation Sharing for over twenty years. They provide food, clothing, water, and various other needed supplies of all types that help the people of Appalachia. If it were not for the support of Feed The Children many children, families, and elderly people would go hungry each night in the Appalachian area. Also, Feed The Children is very supportive to the Appalachian area during times of disaster. Over the last ten years we have received numerous truckloads of water, food, and supplies to help the people to get back on their feet.
We are very thankful for Feed The Children and the work that they do to help the people of the Appalachian area and we are proud to be a partner with this top rated organization.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Great organization that provides support for our homeless families in North East ISD. We really appreciate the support and spirit of giving the organization provides us.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been partnering with the Pennsylvania Department of Education through Feed the Children’s Homeless Education & Literacy Program since 2007. Feed the Children has distributed backpacks, children’s books, school supplies, and snack food components to Pennsylvania’s children experiencing homelessness since then.

Feed the Children delivered the first tractor-trailer load of backpacks, books, school supplies, and snack food components to Philadelphia. Since then, Feed the Children has been delivering backpacks, books, school supplies, and snack food components to Pittsburgh, Reading, Lancaster, Grove City, Erie, Indiana, State College, Allentown, and Bethlehem Pennsylvania.

The joy, happiness, and a sense of belonging, that a child experiencing homelessness gets by having his or her own backpack and school supplies, allows them to “fit in” and be on equal ground like their peers. Records show that more than 21,000 backpacks have been delivered to Pennsylvania’s children experiencing homelessness and we are currently working with school districts for a fall delivery as our partnership with Feed the Children will continue.