In fiscal year 2016, Feed the Children distributed 105 million lbs. of food and essentials valued at $415 million to people in the U.S., and internationally. Each dollar you give will multiply 7x to provide much-needed food and essentials for hungry children and families.
Feed the Children
Established in 1979, Feed the Children exists to end child hunger. It is one of the largest U.S.-based charities and serves those in need in the U.S. and in 10 countries around the world. It provides food, education, essentials and disaster relief. Domestically, it operates 5 distribution centers (located in Oklahoma, Indiana, California, Tennessee and Pennsylvania).
In fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 107 million pounds of food and essentials valued at $302 million to people in the U.S., and internationally, it sponsored approximately 24,500 children, addressing the root causes of poverty through sponsorship of children, communities and schools. It is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and maintains a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Because school is the best way to help kids escape poverty, we help them attend and finish school by distributing backpacks to homeless children and offering free books and supplies to educators through our Teacher Store locations.
Throughout the summer of 2015, Feed the Children continued its Summer Food & Education Program. The program combined Feed the Children’s logistics and transportation experience with the support of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) Summer Food Service Program. Through the Summer Food & Education Program, Feed the Children served approximately 307,000 meals with the help of public funds and private partners to children at 58 sites within several cities, rural communities, and Indian Tribal organizations across Oklahoma. With the help of its partners, Feed the Children provided 9,200 backpacks and school supplies and 16,000 books to children in the program. Feed the Children was even able to send groceries to hungry families on days when children could not reach the meal sites in person. Feed the Children is committed to helping break the cycle of poverty through its multi-pronged approach to feeding bodies, minds and futures.
Internationally, approximately 298,000 children are fully engaged in Feed the Children’s child-focused food and nutrition programs, which regularly provide nutritious meals to children who may otherwise go an entire day without eating. And, internationally in fiscal year 2015, Feed the Children distributed 23 million pounds of food, medicine and essentials valued at approximately $91 million to children and families, benefiting more than 502,000 individuals.
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Donate Through Workplace Giving
One of the best ways to support Feed the Children is to donate through your workplace giving program (or the Combined Federal Campaign if you're a Federal employee). If your employer does not have a payroll deduction campaign or does not offer the choice of giving to Feed the Children, ask about bringing America's Charities to your workplace. America's Charities works with employers to develop employee-friendly, cost-effective workplace giving campaigns that benefit charities like ours.