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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

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Hi, my name is Limmie Townsend, my husband, Dr. James Townsend is the Pastor of the St. James Community M.B. Church in Lexington, MS. Being a partner with Feed The Children has been a God send toSt. James Community M.B. Church and the People of Holmes County Mississippi and the surrounding areas. Holmes County is one of the poorest counties in Mississippi, being able to help and encourage the people is a remarkable assisst to the Mission Ministry of St. James Community M.B. Church. St. James want to thank Feed The Children for being our Ram in the Bush

Advisor

Rating: 5

I am the Pastor of Fellowship Church and we have been in the food ministry for over 25 years.We have been able to show people that God provides for their needs what good is it to tell people that you will pray for them and not respond to their needs.we have seen many upon many of Mothers ,Fathers, Grand Parents, be so greatful for the food.We thank you and God for your generosity in your giveing .

Client Served

Rating: 5

My name is Steph Wood and I am the Business Manager at Cover 3 Foundation. We are a partner agency of Feed the Children. Since we became partners with Feed the Children, they have been providing us with donated food and other goods for our C3's Kid's Meal Program and to help serve the thousands of children we serve daily. Feed the Children is a god-send to our organization. We absolutely could not make as big an impact without their assistance. We are eternally grateful.

Client Served

Rating: 5

Hi, I am Jose Castro. I am a pastor of Gethsemani Baptist Church in San Luis, AZ. With our ministry we are covering four counties, Southwest of Arizona, Southeast of California, Baja California Mexico, and north of Sonora Mexico. feeding the needy people.
Thanks to Feed The Children's we can do this amazing ministry. FTC have a great role in our ministry. Praise God for FTC, because with his unhelpful we can't do this great job for JESUS. In the last 2 months we received from FTC a lot of help, many trips of products from different places. THANK YOU FEED THE CHILDRENS.

We are a Hispanic Baptist Church, organized like a church from June, 1988. We make border with Mexico at the southern of Yuma, Arizona County.
Our Food Ministry was established in December 1999, Now we have twelve years with our ministry and every time there is more people becoming involved in this ministry. We serve like a Independent Food Bank in our community.
Our mission is to help with food baskets, clothing, and furniture along with the word of God, the needed people of the communities of San Luis, AZ, San Luis Rio Colorado Sonora, Mexicali and its Valley.
We distribute an average of 300,000 pounds of food every month and help more than 1,500 people every week.
In case of emergencies, we help with furniture, clothing and food, such as loss of housing because of fire or recently arrived families to this community who do not have the essential to survive.
Throughout the years we have had the opportunity to witness that the hand of God has blessed us gaining souls for his kingdom and helping the needed.
There is a big need in this community. For this reason we are making a call to all of those who are willing to support this noble cause. We need help to be able to continue with this ministry.
There are several ways to help us. Some of them are donating food, furniture, household appliances, tools or other devices that might be helpful to a needed family. Also you can help us with prayers and cash donations.
We count with two big and small trucks and kind volunteers that would happily go and pick up your donation. Just call us at the number listed on this letter and we will do the effort to assist your call as soon as possible in an efficient manner.
We are a nonprofit organization, we got the 501-C- 3. and the tax exempt form too. Just ask us for the receipt and we do. Thank you.

Sincerely,
Jose Castro, Pastor. Phone: 928-446-2200.

Client Served

Rating: 5

We have been partners with Feed The Children for over 8 years. As the Senior Pastor of Chapel of Peace, Inc. in the Middle Tennessee area, I cannot imagine doing ministry without the assistance that we have received from FTC. We've been able to reach needy families and helped feed children within our neighborhood that couldn't do without the help of the faith community. Feed The Children has filled that role through the church community here in Nashville, Tennessee. We are so richly blessed to have you on our side, the FTC team. Our church team continues to keep you in our daily prayers.

Volunteer

Rating: 4

I serve with an organization that was able to receive a couple of truck loads from FTC. It never ceases to amaze me the need in our area. We never have any left over on the scheduled days we distribute. Without organizations like FTC that provide quality supplies (especially food) many in our area would go without.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am the Director of Missions for Nu Way Operation Bhild. We have been partners with Feed the Children for 5 years. We are a non-profit faith based organization. Feed the Children is so valuable to us and our mission. We provide food, clothing, shoes, bedding, toys, personal care items and much more to the poor, unemployeed, homeless, low income, needy families and individuals who are less fortunate and without in these challenging times. We are so very thankful to Feed the Children for all of their assistance in helping us to meet the needs of the people . We greatly appreciated all of your support. God Bless!

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Client Served

Rating: 2

My name is Roberto. I am pastor of Faith and Hope Ministry, Inc in New Era, Michigan. We are a ministry that delivers food directly to the needy in a three county area. In the pasr three years we have only received one shipment from FTC. This shipment consisted of a large number of books and shoes but very little food. The cost to us for this shipment was higher than the value of the food. Since then, even though I have met with or spoken to FTC people and dicussed our program, each time they have offered us anything it consists of items that will not help feed or provide the needs of those we serve. But, we continue to wait and hope that FTC will find the way to help us help those who are in real need in these areas.

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Volunteer

Rating: 3

I Rev. Nicolas Homicil Founder and Director of Tabernacle Multi Service Center here in Mattapan Massachusetts I am grateful to Feed the Children for their help and support by providing food, water, books and many more , that we distributed to our community here at Boston area. Many times the supply came just on very critical moment. Our thanks goes to Feed the Children and the Donors and all the staff of this great Agency who doing excellent Job .God bless you this is a great Humanitarian Ministry and lives saver

Client Served

Rating: 3

Our organization has been working with Feed the Children for over 3 years now and I must say that they are truly a blessing from God. We have been able to help thousands of families with the goods that Feed The Children has provided our organization. We pray that God will continue to bless Vendors to contribute to Feed the Children so many more lives can be changed and enriched from our efforts together.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I have worked in partnership with Feed The Children for over 20 years. I am the CEO of Arkansas Rice Depot,, a statewide, faith-based free foodbank serving the state of Arkansas. When we are low on food, I call Feed The Children. When disasters such as tornadoes hit Arkansas and the need is greater than we can meet, I call Feed The Children. As a Christian organization, we believe in the power of prayer, and when we pray for food, and especially for specific foods, the answer to those prayers often comes in the form of an email or a phone call from Feed The Children, offering just want we need. Feed The Children has an application process and strict guidelines for the organizations they donate food to, so food donors can have assurance that their food won't be sold or misused, and financial donors can be assured that their donations are going to an organization where ethics matter.

Board Member

Rating: 5

We are a shelter facility that houses women and children in crisis. Without the help of Feed the Children our ability to provide all of their individual needs would be greatly impaired. We have received many items in our 12 years of operation directly from them that have saved us considerable costs. They have consistently provided different products to assist us in meeting the needs of approximately 2,000 women in that time. We are extremely appreciative of their work and wish there was more we could do to support them.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

Feed The Children continuously provide us with our annual Christmas party gift to all our children for the past 7 years. Dios International holds an annual Christmas community party where free food, free games, free picture with santa and free Christmas gift is given to everyone. Feed the children provides us all our gifts, many times those gifts are already wrapped by different age groups and gender. Feed the children is an exceptional non-profit organization, they are going above and beyond to help children of all ages. Thank you for the continuous support.

Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have worked with FTC for over five years serving the East Tennessee area. They have made a tremendous impact in our area. I have seen first hand how lives are changed by reaching out to those in need. THANK YOU! Keep up the good work.

Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I've been partners with Feed the Children since 2004 and we've had such a wonderful relationship. As Senior Pastor and Executive Director of House of Destiny International Ministries, I must confess that FTC has played a major role in helping us to go into the world and assist those in need. Hats off to FTC. Be sure to visit us on the web at www.thehouseofdestiny.org. God bless.

Client Served

Rating: 5

I have worked with Feed The Children over 25 years. They have been so accomodating and helpful with my requests for many projects I have worked with involving children in the state of Oklahoma. I work mostly with the Oklahoma City Schools doing art project which involved as many as 9000 students, physical education programs with 5,000 children and a Drug Free program with at least 50,000 involved. Through Feed The Children, we have furnished school suppies, snacks, gifts and many other items. I also worked with a church that needed many supplies , snacks and water to assist with youth camps and other projects. Feed The Children made all of the projects I worked on very successful!

Client Served

Rating: 5

I am a new recipient of the good work of Feed the Children running a not for profit called WNYShares / The Teacher's Desk a store where teachers shop free for students in need. When recently applying for membership with Feed the Children they walked me through the application process smoothly and quickly in order to get supplies to us as soon as possible. The items I received have been a great addition to what we have to offer our teachers, books, craft items, children's magazines and more. Thank you Feed the Children for your work in feeding children not only food for the body, but food for the mind as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

my name is Delinx Meralus, when we start to distribute food, most of the organization we've contacted ask for a membership fee, only Feed the children welcome us as a partner with free of charge and donating to our organization goods and again for free of charge.Thank you Feed the children for helping us make different in the life of under privileged people. Rev. Delinx Meralus / www.zwworldmission.org

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

During the FTC's turmoil I ceased donating money until I was satisfied the problem was resolved. I would like to point out to the last reviewer and all who may see this, the person being referred to with the home has nothing to do with FTC anymore, and has not for over a year. FTC's board has gone to great lengths to repair the damage done, refine their accounting processes, and become an accountable organization again. As a board member of a non-profit myself, I feel satisfied that they have taken the necessary measures to insure their practices are "kosher". As such I have again become a donor and happily do so.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Sorry, but whether the allegations are true or not this organization needs to do some self-reflection in my opinion. How can you ask for money for starving children from middle class families struggling themselves when the owners/priciples are living in million dollar houses??

Why not sell your million dollar house and buy one in the $250k range? That 750K would feed a lot of starving people and show how living humble and serving is the best example for your potential donors. If nothing else, use the other 750k to establish a perpetual trust that supports the stated mission. That way investment gains could be used to broaden the scope of the operation. Until then I doubt most donors are going to find sympathy for your situation (legal or otherwise).

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Open Door Church of God In Christ located in Brooklyn NY has been in existence for over 30 years providing food, clothes and other resources to individuals and families in need. Since our partnership with Feed the Children we have been able to reach thousands of people distributing items that we picked up from their warehouse.
FTC has been a part of our ministry program for over 10 years. It is truly a blessing to have support from this organization. Most importantly, the needs for the less fortunate are being met. Feed the Children supplies are countless and the staff is always helpful. I am so thankful Feed the Children helps us make a difference to over 2,000 clients a week in need of food and other items made possible through a organization named FEED THE CHILDREN. Thank you and the Bedford Stuyvesant Community thanks you also.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

Resurrection Life Church has worked with Feed the Children for fifteen years and we have had many excellent experiences with this fine organization. If I had to pick one special event which they made possible, it would have to be what occurred after the Oklahoma City bombing.

Our church worked closely with all the affected families for many months and still maintain contact with a number of them.

Many families lost their children on that terrible day. The devestating effects of that tragedy ripped a huge hole in the hearts and souls of the families, to a point where most of them could not be around children because of their painful memories.

We decided that with your help, we would sponsor a special Christmas event for the poor children in the neighborhood. Along with the staff at Feed the Children, we decided to pass out food and presents to the children and invited the families who lost children in the bombing to come to the event for an evening of healing. Almost all the family members showed up, but with understandably guarded emotions.

We placed all the gifts along one wall seperated by age and gender. Then we placed long tables in front of the presents with an army of volunteers behind the tables and placed chairs in front of the tables where we had the family members sit and wait for the doors to open with the excited kids.

The Lord was present that evening as the children sat on the laps of the family members. After hugs and kisses were given as thank yous for the beautiful presents Feed the Children had donated, the family members allowed themselves to feel joy (many for the first time since April 19th.) So not only were hundreds of children blessed due to the generosity of Feed the Children, but many greiving victims were also.

This is just one of hundreds of stories we have about our experience with Feed the Children and the wonderful people who run the show in Oklahoma City and around the country.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

It is such a joy to work with FTC as a partner agency. They have been so helpfull to our organization " On your Feet, Inc. Since its inception, On Your Feet, Inc. has worked with families and individuals who are homeless, unemployed, or otherwise challenged with basic needs such as food and clothing.
 
Our relationship with Feed the Children has helped us to help so many. They have stepped in to help us provide donations of everything from Toys at Christmas to Household Cleaning supplies , personal hygiene products and even office needs! Our Clients are so grateful for the help. Especially the Children!!!!


Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the Director of Development of Impact Drug & Alcohol Treatment Center in Pasadena. Over the past 42 years we have treated more than 40,000 men and women for serious substance abuse problems. Feed the Children has been of immeasurable help to us in our goal of bringing treatment to the indigent by making hudreds of thousands of dollars worth of groceries, medical supplies and cleaning supplies available to us at not cost. During a very cold Winter, they supplied us with hundreds of warm sweaters. This fills a huge need for us with no cost, allowing us to use the dollars elsewhere. And it's so simple. They fax us the information about what is available for pick-up and we tell them what we can use, then we pick it up. It couldn't be easier. Thank you Feed the Children!

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Board Member

Rating: 4

FTC,Inc has helped us out many times the last 2 years.As the VP of the board of Operation Care International,inc. in Dallas, Texas, we have an annual Christmas Event for the homeless at the Dallas Convention Center and FTC,Inc has been a great partner to help serve our 10-11,000 guests and 3,000 volunteers.We look forward to working with them more in the future.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My name is Mike Lynch, Pastor with Blood-N- Fire Ministries and I want to say thank you so very much to Feed the Children ,they have been a great partnering agency with us to feed the inner city and the rural areas in the Minnesota, Wisconsin, Texas, and California. We have also, with their help loaded several containers going to the earthquake victims in Haiti . When major catastrophes take place, FTC has always stood behind us and helped us in any way they can from hurricanes to the flooding, its just amazing to be able to work with a good partner in helping us help the poor and the needy.

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Client Served

Rating: 4

My name is Pastor Rose Edkins, president of Family Outreach International Ministries. Feed the Children has been a blessing to our ministry in Georgia and in Haiti. We have been partners with Feed the Children for well over 20 years. The help we received for the children in Haiti and the homeless in Georgia has proven to show how much they care about the children of all nations as a whole. Since 1984, we have received seeds for planting, medical equipment and several containers of food. The staff of Feed the Children were and are so helpful in the restoration of Haiti. We look forward to several more years of working with Feed the Children for the donations of food and other needs of restoration of Haiti and Georgia.

God Blessing You
Pastor Rose Edkins
Family Outreach International Ministries
Atlanta, GA

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Board Member

Rating: 4

My name is Christopher Adebayo, When we started our food program, NO organization was will to take us as first timer, when we applied to FTC program, they helped us to start from the scratched. They provided us with all the help we needed to start. Today we are one of many in the Bronx NY. that benefit from the generousity of FTC. We have both logistic and moral encouragement to do what we love to do. FTC, we are grateful to God for you and all your staffs. Thanks in millions.

Rev. Christopher Adebayo.
www.passionablazecharity.org

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

On behalf of the Albuquerque Indian Center (AIC), a non-profit located in Albuquerque, NM. The AIC has been serving disparite Urban Native Americans and others in various beneficial ways. The Mission of the Albuquerque Indian Center (AIC) is to, "Empower the Albuquerque Urban Native American Community and others through the provisions of wrap-around (counseling, job searches, case management, referrals) services designed to promote wellness, education, self-sufficiency and tradition."

It is vital that our agency obtains various collaborative partnerships to obtain resources, monetary donations and support. "Feed The Children, Inc.," has been one of our most dedicated and largest partnerships for over four years. They have contributed: food, clothing, hygiene and avon products to our agency during desperate times. We are blessed to have a wonderful relationship with this organization and look forward to future opportunities. We thank all of the volunteers, contributors and donators for allowing our people to obtain resources they would regularly go without! Thank You again! On behalf of the entire AIC staff, Executive Director, Program Manager and entire Albuquerque community! Keep up the excellent work!

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Emma Cortez

Board Member

Rating: 5

Warehouse of Hope has been extremely blessed thanks to Feed the Children. Without Feed the Children we wouldn't be able to serve the 1,000+ needy families that come to us weekly for assistance.The last 3 years, because of the economy, more and more people are needing assistance with the basic necessities. Because of Feed the Children we are able to provide this and much more to these families. Thanks so much for what you do.

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

God Bless Feed the Children for helping us feed tens of thousands of needy families in South Florida. We really appreciate your donations and put them to use immediately to help those in need in our community.

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His     Eternal Power

Client Served

Rating: 4

His Eternal Power has been united with Feed the Children since 2/2001 and thru a united effort has traveled throughout 48 state many times over Feeding and clothing americas families in need. By the Generousity of All who are involved with Feed The Children this has been made possible.Without the donors of Feed the children and Feed the childrens willingness to help others to help others so many more would go hungry.We have been united with Feed the children and will continue to be, to continue Feeding the Hungry. I like the phrase Its who we are and it is what we do and I beleive it is what God has told us to do.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

RCCG - House of David has really been blessed with Feed The Children organization since we have partnered with them. The hungry has been fed, the naked clothed. People are opened to the gospel more than never before because of their needs been met.

They have great staff that are concerned about the people.
This is the only organization we have partnered with and I recommend them to anyone out there.

Thanks for all you do in the Kingdom.

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Board Member

Rating: 5

Feed the Children is one of the most important and valued assets to the thousands of non-profit organizations they serve, including Victory Christian Childrens Ministries / Operation: Feed - A - Child which serves more than 5000 children in need on a weekly basis. Feed the Children is one of the greatest blessings any benevolent organization could ever ask for. They are professional in all their dealings and are very above board with all their recipients as well as their donors. We are very proud to be a recipient of Feed the Children supplies and food donations and are very very impressed with the accounting of all donations that they distribute to their various agencies. Feed the Children is indeed one of the finest charities in America and their professionalism is unsurpassed as far as I am concerned.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the CEO of a statewide faith-based, free foodbank in Arkansas. We have been a distribution partner with Feed The Children for over 20 years. When FTC has food to share, they call or email. When we face shortages in food, we call them and they respond. When disasters hit Arkansas and we request assistance, they respond in a big way.

As a Christian organization, one of our most important resources is to pray for whatever we need, and more times than I can count, the way God answers our prayers is through Feed The Children.

FTC also seems to do a good job of inspecting the agencies they partner with, to make sure the food is not sold, traded, or used for purposes other than feeding the hungry. There is a pretty intensive application and inspection process, which I would think their donors, especially food donors, would appreciate.

Many foodbanks charge a shared maintenance fee, so donated food ends up costing the hunger agency. That is never the case with Feed The Children, and they do not allow their recipients to charge for the food either. I appreciate that donated food is given away based on need, not on how much money the charity has to spend.

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