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Each dollar donated provides $7 of food, hope, dignity and comfort to children and families who desperately need help in the U.S. and around the world.

Feed the Children

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In the U.S. and around the world, Feed the Children distributed approximately 78 million pounds of food and essentials valued at more than $269 million in fiscal year 2019. Through our partnerships and programs, our outreach to children and their families benefited approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. and more than 1.6 million internationally for a total of 6.3 million people globally.

In the United States we distribute product donations of food and other essential items from corporate donors through our network of local community partners, we provide classroom support and school supplies to students in vulnerable areas, and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike.

Feed the Children operates five Teacher Store locations—in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania; Elkhart, Indiana; La Vergne, Tennessee; Oklahoma City, Oklahoma; and Ontario, California—that offer free school materials and books to educators in qualifying schools in all five states and a portion of Michigan. In fiscal year 2019, we hosted 24,160 teacher visits and provided more than $4.7 million worth of classroom and school supplies as well as books valued at $7.6 million to potentially benefit 809,000 students across 458 school districts. Feed the Children worked with more than 40 community partners to respond to devastation caused by Hurricanes Florence and Michael, wildfires in California and extreme flooding in the Midwest. To aid in recovery efforts, millions of pounds of food and supplies valued at approximately $9.8 million were shipped to disaster-affected areas across the United States.

In the ten countries where we work - El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Tanzania, and Uganda - Feed the Children’s child-focused community development approach seeks to transform lives by improving the food and nutritional security of mothers and children while reducing malnutrition and poverty in their communities. 

In fiscal year 2019, 228,450 school-age children received regular, nutritious school meals to combat short-term hunger and enable them to focus and actively engage in learning. Because the first 1,000 days of children’s lives are crucial to their future development and potential, Feed the Children has focused on improving the nutritional status of children under two years of age as well as that of pregnant and lactating women. Through the Care Group model, we empowered 574,340 children and caregivers by providing training around good nutrition practices and encouraging mother leaders to disseminate their knowledge within their communities. Feed the Children also conducted growth-monitoring assessments of 222,506 young children in order to identify and prevent malnutrition and stunting and 104,226 children received vitamin A supplements. Feed the Children promoted water, sanitation and hygiene practices to 14,132 children and 86,759 households to keep families healthy, and distributed 796,331 point-of-use water purification packets.

Feed the Children is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Learn more about us at www.feedthechildren.org.