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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: 5

Feed the Children has helped many of our clients with children. They have made it possible for families to survive and thrive with there outstanding compassions and never ending devotion to help people in need. They have made it possible in the past years for our clients to have Thanksgiving and Christmas dinner with there families without having to beg or receive help from the Dept. of Human Services. I know that through our continued partnership our clients will continue to flourish and we will be able to better serve them as well.

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 4

This organization truly makes a difference by giving food to those in need across the country. I am with the Macon Rescue Mission and they sent us 400 food boxes to distribute. The poverty rate here in Macon, GA is extremely high so this was a huge blessing. I was happy to see their work first-hand.

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

I am the executive director for a women and childrens shelter in Kaufman, Texas. I have worked with Feed the Children for approximately 6 years or more. I always have found them to be extremely helpful, creditable, professional, and more than accommodating in helping other ministries and organizations. My hat goes off to them for the incredible job they do all over our world. They are certainly and worthwhile and most needed organization.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Feed The Children is a great charity. They have always delivered on promises to help when I have contributed.

I would highly recommend them as a great non-profit to support

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

I have had the opportunity to help distribute food at several Feed The Children distributions. They work with local agencies to ensure that the people who receive help are truly in need.

The drivers, the coordinators and everyone representing the organization are first class and they are committed to the work they do.

This organization is well worthy of everyone's support.

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Donor

Rating: 5

When I give to charities, I always include Feed the Children. Seeing their semi trucks around the United States reassures me they are using my donation for their mission to feed children and families. I encourage everyone to be a supporter of this organization.

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Donor

Rating: 1

I would use caution with this organization, since the founders, Larry and Frances Jones were fired during a hostile takeover,(family member creating situation) Nov 2009. They have done a wonderful job for many years and I, for one, thank them.

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Donor

Rating: 5

I love them. I have always supported them b/c of their resposible recording and the big portion of donations go to the cause. They have always been a faithful org. Love them forever. I will always support them! They have been around for a long time and will be around for even longer. God Bless Feed The Children, always!

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

This is an amazing organization that came to our community at a time of absolute devastation for so many families. Their mission of making sure no one...especially children...goes hungry is carried out with genuine compassion and love.

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Donor

Rating: 5

Feed The Children (FTC Canada) is my No. 1 cause, and has been since I came upon it more than a year ago... all donations go towards feeding the hungry around the world and at home, wherever it is needed... We live in a world of abundance... there is no excuse for anyone to go hungry in this world of ours... ESPECIALLY CHILDREN... Give a little, give a lot... children everywhere ARE our future!!!

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General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

Since as early as I can remember, God has placed this organization on my heart for prayer and I continually do so. I do hope to volunteer actively in the future. God bless everyone involved and sharing His love to those who hunger and thirst.