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Feed the Children

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Feed the Children dares to envision a world where no child goes to bed hungry. In the U.S. and internationally, we are dedicated to helping families and communities achieve stable lives and to reducing the need for help tomorrow while providing food and resources to help them today. 

We have pursued our core mission of providing hope and resources for those without life’s essentials since 1979. In the U.S., we distribute product donations from corporate donors to local community partners, we provide support for teachers and students and we mobilize resources quickly to aid recovery efforts when natural disasters strike. Internationally, we manage child-focused community development programs designed to foster sustainable and self-reliant living in 10 countries. 

Since hunger can’t be fought alone, we depend on the help of corporate and community partners, donors and volunteers. In fiscal year 2018, Feed the Children distributed 88.6 million pounds of food and essentials in the U.S. and around the world valued at $344 million. Through our partnerships and programs, our outreach to children and their families benefited  an approximate total of 6.5 million people globally.

In the U.S., we supported more than 800 U.S. community partners across all 50 states and the District of Columbia with donations of gifts-in-kind (GIK) totaling 75.8 million pounds to benefit approximately 5.1 million people, including children and families, who risked running out of food. Feed the Children operates five distribution centers located in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania and Tennessee.

Because education is one of the best ways to help children escape the cycle of poverty, Feed the Children maintains five Teacher Stores at these locations that offer free classroom and school supplies to educators at Title I schools in these states. In fiscal year 2018, we hosted 24,654 teacher visits and provided more than $6.3 million in teaching supplies as well as books valued at $7.2 million to benefit approximately 878,000 students across 450 school districts. We also distributed to homeless and at-risk children approximately 50,000 backpacks filled with school supplies to promote school attendance.
 
Feed the Children responded to the devastation caused by Hurricanes Harvey, Irma and Maria as well as other disasters in fiscal year 2018 by distributing more than $15 million worth of food and supplies to disaster-affected regions in the United States.
 
Internationally, more than 1.4 million people benefited from our programs in the 10 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 these communities, among other benefits in fiscal year 2018, we provided regular meals at school for approximately 355,000 students; instructed 234,000 caregivers through training in nutrition; helped distribute vitamin A supplements for healthy childhood development to more than 958,00 children, taught healthy water, sanitation and hygiene practices to 154,000 children and caregivers; distributed grade-level appropriate school supplies to 43,000 students and empowered more than 80,000 community members to pursue self-reliant livelihoods through our Village Savings and Loan groups.  

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