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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

Client Served

Rating: 4

Feed the Children has consistently supported our Hands of Compassion Outreach in Dallas, Tx over the years. We support our local community once a month free of charge with donations provided. We have a food pantry were we are supported by donations only. We are in a low income neighborhood. We support all ages with our donations from the youngest to the elderly living on fixed incomes. 100% of all donations are given out. We do not ask for any information from those in need. Dayspring MInistries is proud to be connected with an organization that gives back.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry and Resource Center has been blessed for many years by the generous giving spirit of the Feed The Children agency. Whenever we have no where else to go for food and non-food assistance, they have been there for us. The 2,000 clients that we serve each month find hope at our facility and much of that hope comes from Feed The Children, Inc.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

We at Belvidere/Boone County Food Pantry are extremely excited to be partnered with Feed The Children. Whenever we pick up a semi-load we are blessed by the wonderful array of products. When we receive a truckload of products, we are able to give our clients a case of food instead of just a can or box. There are non-food products that are mixed into our load makes our clients feel like it is Christmas when they visit our facility for assistance. I would like to thank Feed The Children for the kindness they have always shown us. Since we are a resource center as well as a food pantry, our clients can receive all their daily needs under one roof; such as food, clothing, personnal hygiene products, household products, and furniture, etc. Feed The Children helps us to keep all of these departments filled with products.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed the Children is a remarkable non-profit that has helped the Fort Worth HOPE Center many times with incredible donations so that we can give out food and supplies in the low-income community of Fort Worth. We have been one of their partner agencies for many years and they have a staff truly that is so efficient and caring for people in need. They have a wonderful network that helps move product to the most needed areas. For example we have received 10 to 20 pallets of yogurt on several occasions and have been able to distribute it throughout the community to thousands of children who need this nutritious product and is such a treat for them to receive. We receive cleaning supplies and wonderful fruit and meat and vegetables. They have been very generous with treats for the kids by supplying a wide variety of candy for the holidays. They also have special boxes of canned items and cleaning supplies that has been such a blessing to our people. What a blessing they are...and it is always a joy to work with them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed the Children is an incredible organization. For many years I have relied on them to provide food and school supplies for our needy, homeless students. As a school social worker with little time to spare, it is wonderful to have an organized, consistent, professional organization to work with that provides quality donations to lower income/homeless children. They are terrific!

TheHugsLady

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've worked with Feed The Children for a lot of years and they are (simply put) TOP NOTCH, Professional, caring and dedicated to helping people. I don't know what else you could desire in a non profit. I recommend them highly.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

The school district I work for has been a recipient of the organization's goods for the past several years. The school supplies, backpacks, food bags and books have been a remarkable assistance to the children in our district who live in homeless situations. This delivery is anxiously awaited for distribution to our students. THANK YOU FEED THE CHILDREN.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has helped our Milwaukee Schools provide greatly needed schools supplies, books, back packs, snacks and hygeine items to our homeless and highly mobile students. FTC is always looking for ways to help low income students achieve in school and to assist whenever a new need arises. Families without stable housing have a lot of difficulty accessing basic needs. We appreciate FTC's willingness to give as an organization but also as individuals. Janis Shogren, Homeless Program Coordinator, Milwaukee Public Schools.

Greg28

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been such a blessing to our ministry. On a number of occasions we have partnered with churches and given away the pre-boxed food and toiletry items. Feed The Children has always been wonderful to work with. This ministry enables us to carry out our mission in our hometown.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been an extremely valuable resource to The River Fund New York in fulfilling our Mission “to feed and empower those we serve to move beyond the lines of poverty.”

Operating for the past 21 years, our small volunteer-based organization has been fighting hunger in dozens of New York City communities via our Client Choice Food Pantry and Mobile Programs. Going beyond Emergency Food Assistance and Hunger Relief, we help needy families with children and seniors through Nutritional Education, Income Support and a wide range of Benefits-Access Outreach services.

Of the more than 140,000 beneficiaries we serve annually, at least 40% are children—a key focus-demographic of our organization. As such the support we receive from Feed the Children is extremely valuable and completely “on point.”

In the aftermath of the recent superstorm “Sandy” that ravaged several areas of Queens and Brooklyn, The River Fund New York was, in many instances, the very FIRST food provider to get into the areas hardest hit by Sandy—setting up in minutes and serving substantial quantities of ready-to-eat foods to the residents. We were so well-equipped to handle this situation because for 18 of our 21 years of service, The River Fund New York has been operating the ONLY mobile pantry program in New York City, taking care of extremely needy families in New York’s most desperate communities—which gives us quite a depth of experience and well-practiced teams.

Coordinating with Members of Congress and other officials with access to the best and most up-to-date information, within 36 hours of the storm, we were first on the ground. In addition to being there first, we also recognized the importance of bringing in baby supplies to the people in these hard-hit locations. This included diapers, infant formula (of all kinds and for every age), baby bottles, special vitamins for pregnant and lactating mothers and children vitamins. We took care of more than 10,000 families in this way (of which some 34% had small children).

In this hour of need, Feed the Children rose to the challenge of helping us replenish substantial quantities of critically-needed items—24 pallets of material ranging from baby food and diapers to Clorox bleach and other cleaning supplies that were absolutely vital in the post-Sandy clean-up effort.

Our partnership with Feed the Children continues to make an enormous difference in the lives of New York’s most needy.

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Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is CB Beckwith. I have been the Vendor and Transportation Coordinator for Riverwalk Food Ministry located in Texas for the past 18 years. We have been with Feed the Chrildren, Inc, (FTC) for 18 years and have grown with them. Very sad to have to say our food ministry has just closed November 30, 2012 due to fininacial issues, but, I wanted to share how mportant FTC has been to the growth of this ministry. We have a food distribution every Tuesday morning that feeds approxumately 250 to 300 families weekly, (approxmately 50,000 annually). Without FTC we could not have continued to grow and feed the amount of people we have fed. Whether it is food, clothes, medical items, drinks, sheets, toys, coats and mittens we have always had a large crowd of people who need these items. The staff of FTC is very friendly, courteous and helpful and will assist you with whatever needs you have. As soon as they educate or train, If you will, us as the client how to handle all the paperwork getting it back to them in a timely manner certainly helps everyone invovled to get the job done. I have enjoyed working with FTC and wish them continued growth and success in doing the Lord's work in feeding the children. Thank you.

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Military Supporter

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I first worked with Feed the Children back in the last 80's after my husband was killed in a car accident. Doing volunteer work was how I got out of my depression. They were great then and they are great now. Currently, my husband and I run a non profit in the OKC area and FTC have helped us on numerous occasions. They have donated product to help fill the care packages we sent out to troops in harm's way. I recommend Feed the Children as an organization with a heart for helping others.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I run a troop support group in the OKC area which has been helped by Feed The Children on several occasions. I also worked with Feed The Children as a volunteer many, many years ago. In both cases, my experiences have been nothing short of stellar. Feed The Children is a compassionate, caring organization of loving, dedicated people determined to meet the needs of the community....many communities. They have donated both money and goods to my agency, The Hugs Project, in order that we might help more military personnel both here and aboard. I have nothing but kind words for Feed The Children. We feel very blessed that they are home based in OKC.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been a wonderful resource for our organization. Our Storehouse ministry distributes food to the north orange county community. Feed the children has enabled us to provide food and goods to single mothers, homeless and working poor. We deeply appreciate this organizations help in our mission to provide for those in need.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

My Name is Rick Rivera, my wife and I oversee our churches "Storehouse Ministry" we serve people in need in the north orange county area. Feed the Children has been a wonderful resource for our ministry. They have provided us many types of goods, which we then distribute to the community in need through our church's ministry. We provide food and goods to single mothers, senior citizens, homeless, working poor and the unemployed in our area. The need for this type of help is very high, and thanks to Feed the Children we are able to help.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Feed the Children provides food, medical supplies, books, and household supplies at no cost to our Food Pantry to help our region's most desperate families. We are truly blessed to be associated with them and are grateful for all they do.

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Alma M.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 4

My name is Alma L. Martinez, and I am the President and Founder of Amigos Sin Barreras/Friends Without Barriers, a non-profit organization serving persons living with HIV/AIDS. We have been fortunate to receive food items from Feed the Children, thus helping us feed over 500 men, women, and children living with HIV/AIDS. Their have been very helpful in responding to our needs, and our contact has been Ms. Ronda. She is wonderful!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

New Beginnings Christian Church has been helped by Feed The Children for years we recently gave 35 pounds of food too eight hundred familys in Kern County. FTC has helped us meet the needs of thousands of hurting and hungry people.I want to thank FTC for years of support and thank you that have supported this great non profit feed millions. Pastor Troy

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Feed the childrens is a great support for our program and with their help we can help the most needy in our city, thank you for your great help and support.

miracles ground

Board Member

Rating: 5

Feed The Children is an outstanding non profit organization that helps other organization like us to grow. Through their generous donations of food and numerous gift in kinds we were able to upgrade from ordinary food pantry to a major free food distributor to other food pantries and other organization that cater for the needy in New Jersey and New York . Everyday I pray for them. My God will continue to bless FTC and their workers and prosper them as they continue to help other organization grow from minimum to maximum in Jesus name.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

miracles ground intercessory prayer Homeless and prison ministry inc. is an organization that is committed to helping the poor and the needy. Through feed the children we are able to fulfil our mission. Their generous donation is amazing. we get truck loads of different kinds of items like juice, can goods, cream/lotion, clothes, water, medical supplies, furniture, office supplies, books, toiletries etc. without charging us like other agencies. feed the children has been a blessing to us. sometimes we give out cases of juice and energy bar to indvidual families. As a result we are able to meet the needs of more than 2,500 famillies/week. Our agency is now the best and the largest food pantry in Newark, NJ because we give out more products. May the God Almighty continue to strengten feed the children and reward them for the good work they are doing.

Angie24

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Feed the Children has been such a help to our organization for the homeless in Florida. They connect us with local food donations that help us serve more families in our region. We have also had amazing one-day distributions thanks to the Feed the Children Truck Deliveries.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed The Children has done a fantastic job in the area of alleviating hunger among the working poor.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

The Feed the Children staff is very nice to work with. The items that we have received from them has helped the families of this non-profit organization and the community. We are able to reach out beyond these walls and feed people, clothed them, meet their needs and spread the sincere goodness of the organization. With the partnership we have with Feed the Children we are blessed and are being a blessing throughout this city. Mothers have actually cried as they came to pickup boxes of food, clothing and school supplies that they would not otherwise be able to get on their own. Grateful is the greatest expression that I can describe.

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Herman P.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

With the support of Feed the Children, my non-profit charity has been blessed with helping thousands of famiies during the recent economic distress. We've been to feed and supply famiies with clothing, household items, school supplies and much more. Because of their support, my agency is able to continue helping those in need. I am extemely thankful for a being a part of Feed the Children.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

last information on salaries paid is 2009 with the Jones Family who started this organization and were outsted by the current leaders .......how much are these people getting? Other organizations are up to 2011 but they list 2 men on opening page and not in the rest. Makes me wonder why it still has 5 stars if all the current info is not there. Never heard why the board kicked the family out but doesn't make me trust this gang running this organization now. Doing good deeds? what is the real facts? They seem to be riding on Jones info and makes me wonder the truth. Lots of good organizations that need support and for me this is too much not known about this bunch.

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Board Member

Rating: 4

I am Rev Michael Hughes , President of People Of Unity, Our chairty support the Attala County area, and served around 125 people Including children. Recently we were told that our area is poverty stricken , and it will be hard for us to get support from outside sources, But your Orginization(FTC) has made that statement non true, The Items we get from the Nashville warehouse , has provided food clothes, and house hold products, to many families here , Children look forward to our distribution days , because they no who our donor is , and they can count on something to brighten their life. Thank you (FTC) and we look forward to your continued donations to bring a brighter community to Attala County.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am fortunate in two respects. One, I assist in running an SRO for 150 men and women vets who are living in a building ran by New Era Veterans, Inc. a 501c3 not for profit. Secondly, I have the pleasure of knowing Feed The Children. They have been so generous to our program, enabling us to make life just a littel more humane for those who fell through the cracks of society. We have been blessed.

Client Served

Rating: 5

What a great Organization! They have helped us so much and on so many projects. They believe in what they do and do what they believe! Thank you, Feed The Children! G. Vasquez, Procurement, Giving Children Hope.

Client Served

Rating: 4

Friend Ships Unlimited has partnered with Feed The Children for about 20 years. They have been very professional and are wonderful to work with. Whenever we respond to a disaster or other great need, FTC is there to help us with commodities such as chicken, cereal, bleach, ice chests, sleeping bags, duffel bags, assorted eyeglasses, cleaning supplies, bottled water, hygiene products, medical supplies, etc. The products are top quality and honor the Lord. Friend Ships is proud to deliver these supplies to people in desperate circumstances.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Deborah White of LifeGuard Food Ministry, FTC donation of Crocs's shoes help one of our clint who couldn't afford shoes for 2 year as her dr. advise to start wearing them for her diabetis. She started crying whe she recieve two pairs and was so thankful for FTC donation to us.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am Pastor Wendell G. Smith, of Cutting Edge Ministries with a feeding program in Hardee County Florida and Feed The Chidren has been a blessing to us in many different ways and look forward to continue working with them

Client Served

Rating: 4

I am Judy Radachy, founder and director of Oasis of Hollywood, and am a new member of the Feed the Children organization. I have been impressed with the thoroughness of the application process and look forward to working with them.

Carolyn19

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is CB Beckwith and I am the Vendor and Transportation Coordinator for our Riverwalk Food Ministry. We have been a partner agency of Feed the Children for the past 17 years. The donations provided to us have always been in excellent condition. We provide a weekly outreach program consisting of Praise and Worship and a sermon for our clients and then we distribute the food. Lives are changed not only for our clients, but, for each of us who volunteer. Thank you Feed the chilldren, we appreciate all you do and look forward to many more years of service with you .

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Pastor Sam Giresi from the House of Mercy Ministries, and our relationship with Feed the Children has been awesome. All mdse. received has be in excellent condition, and we have been able to bless countless families. Thank you Feed the Children

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Board Member

Rating: 1

Hi, I AM A BOARD MEMBER OF CHIPOLA FAMILY MINISTRY AND WE HAVE NOT HAD ANY HELP IN THE 3 YEARS OF BEING A PARTNER WITH FEED THE CHILDREN.

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Volunteer

Rating: 4

Good Morning Everyone. My name is Rev.Dr. Moses Oladosu. I am the Pastor of Resurrection and Life Pentecostal Church in the Bronx. Feed the Children Organization has been a great Blessing to Us and to the South Bronx Community. Feed the Child had played a unique role in supplying our children and Adults the essential daily needs. We are very grateful. Thank you, Feed the Children and God Bless you. Amen.

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Lee Younce, Director of Operation: Feed-A-Child in Marion, NC. We have partnered with Feed The Children for several years and I have found Feed the Children to be one of the top charities in the USA. They are always willing to go the extra mile for their partner agencies and run a very smooth and efficient operation at all times. One of the facts I have discovered over the years is that every employee at Feed the Children really "care" about those in need. I also love the fact that they maintain an effective oversite as to where their food is distributed making sure it is indeed put into the hands of those in need. Professional, very caring, above board, and super efficient are the words I use to describe Feed the Children. One would need to search far and wide to find a better organization to donate to.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is William Collins. I have been a volunteer of Praise Unlimited for over 5 years. It is truly a blessing to help this organization distribute valuable goods to the community. The clients are so grateful. This organization would not have existed without the help of Feed the Children. They aways provide items not only for children but for their families as well. Items like school supplies, snacks, etc are always needed in our community. Thanks so much Feed The Children. Pleae keep donating to our community. William