We have given over a million pounds of food to hungry children and their families every year I have been involved with Feeding Americas Hungry Children. We also give hundreds of thousands of clothing articles to children and their families each year. Oddly the most sought after and well received articles of clothing we give out are underwear and socks. I know it is uncomfortable to the wealthy, but many of the families we donate to do not have washing machines and they can't get enough of these essential articles of clothes that we take for granted. God Bless, Tim
I donate to Feed The Children. I received a request for donation from Tim Wead, Feeding America's Hungry Children, P O Box 96245, Washington DC 20090. When I tried to look up the organization, I only find it with an address in Arizona. This request had a pair of what looks to me like imitation children's underwear- instead of elastic around the legs and waist, it is bias tape. I'm thinking this is a scam, piggy-backing on your program.
They sent "CHILDREN'S UNDERWEAR"...sick!
What are they trying to portray? No telephone number, just po box to send money.
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I don't think this charity is getting a fair shake from CharityNavigator's rating system. It downgrades them on the following: Independent Voting Board Members, CEO listed with salary, process for determing CEO compensation, board members listed, Audited Financials, FORM 990, etc. But these things are only partially true. For example, the CEO's salary is not listed because it's a volunteer position ($0). There are no board members because there are only 8 employees and they package the donated food and deliver it with the organizations three semi-trucks. Feeding America's Hungry Children's website includes its financials and independent audits. It's operation couldn't be simpler: they take unsold produce from grocery stores and distribute it to local food banks.
I received a request in the mail from Feeding America's Hungry Children asking for at least a small donation to send a pair of baby socks (that they sent to me) to "one American child."
There is an obvious absence of TAX ID/charity status information on the paperwork. On the back of the donation form it says:
"This outreach is a ministry of the Don Stewart Association Church...gifts [are] subject to the church's right to use the gift when, where and how it believes it can best use the gift to carry on it's ministry."
I found this suspicious, and read more than a few negative things about Don Stewart to discourage my donation.