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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Human Service Organizations

Mission: Joshua's heart foundation collects food and monetary donations in order to feed the poor in the community. The organization also strives to increase awareness about global hunger issues and mobilizes support for other hunger relief programs and activities. Joshua's heart foundation is a partner of the "back pack program" which is designed to meet the needs of hungry children at times when other resources are not available, such as weekends and school vacations.

Programs: Clients served - the total number of individual served since 2005 to be 30,000. Food distributed - 175,000 lbs of food distributed making total food distributed since 2005 to be 650,000 lbs.

Community Stories

85 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

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Volunteer

Rating: 5

My daughter and I became involved with Joshua's Heart last summer in order to fullfill her middle school honor society service hours requirement. However, we enjoyed the experience so much, she has gone well beyond the number of hours that were required and the rest of the family has now gotten involved. My husband and I had spoken many times before about getting our children involved in community work so that they may grow to understand a broader view of the world around them and develop empathy for others. However, it is not easy to find an organization that welcomes young children to get involve and not only watch, but actually do hands on and lead the charitable work. That is Joshua's Heart. Founded by a young boy, who still leads it today, with the support of his mother and family, Joshua's Heart invites children of all ages to take part. Even my 2-3 year old helped us fill grocery bags at one of the last food distributions!

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Client Served

Rating: 5

Joshua's heart foundation is such a unique organization. The simple fact that it took the heart and determination of one little boy, with the support of his mother and others around him, to make such a great difference in the lives of many, is inspirational in itself. Joshua is such a great role model and ambassador for children everywhere, and surely opens the eyes of adults as well, while leading in the arena of stopping world hunger. Joshua was kind enough to come out to our school on Career Day and motivate our Elementary school students to make a difference in the communities in which they live, in whatever way they can. He also demonstrated to them that you are never to young to move mountains. His humanitarian values resonate throughout the cafeteria and his words resounded in the ears of our young students. He made such an impression on them. Not only did Joshua attend Career Day, he developed a bond with our school, as he has with many. He graciously introduced and implemented his food distribution program to our families and the community, feeding 100 families. What a magnificent gesture for a Title one school which 90% of the student population is on free an reduced lunch. We are actually preparing for our second implementation of the food distribution program at the end of April. Joshua, his mother and entire staff are kind, caring, and giving. We appreciate their hard work, dedication and commitment towards making this world a better place one meal at a time. Thank you!!!

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Professional with expertise in this field

Rating: 5

Joshuas Heart Foundation has been true to their word in helping communities combat hunger. They called to ask if our organization would like to distribute beverages to our clients, we said yes, and the delivered! Looking forward to working with a Foundation that keeps it word, when they say they are going to do something, they do it.