In fiscal year 2019, Feed the Children distributed 78 million pounds of food and essential items with a total value of $269 million to benefit 6.3 million people in the U.S. and internationally. Combined with donations from our generous partners, each dollar you give is multiplied 7x to help struggling children and families. Today, your support is especially needed to help those impacted by COVID-19.
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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 to children and families since 1979. 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-centered community development programs in 10 countries.
In fiscal year 2019, through our domestic and international programs, Feed the Children distributed 78 million pounds of food and essentials worldwide with a total value of $269 million, working with community partners to benefit 6.3 million people globally.
Feed the Children’s U.S.-based food distribution delivered 68.6 million pounds of food and essential items to reach approximately 4.7 million people in the U.S. We operate five distribution and volunteer centers located in California, Indiana, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, and Tennessee as well as five Teacher Store locations. These stores reached an estimated 809,000 students this past year by providing free classroom and student school supplies to Title 1 schools in 458 school districts nationwide.
Internationally, our outreach benefitted more than 1.6 million people outside the U.S. in fiscal year 2019. Our child-focused community development programs are dedicated to teaching health, reducing malnutrition, and promoting self-reliance in El Salvador, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, Nicaragua, the Philippines, Tanzania and Uganda. Through these programs we teach nutrition for healthy childhood development, provide training in sustaining clean local water supplies, encourage the practice of lifelong education to break the cycle of poverty, and relay the skills necessary to build sustainable livelihoods for the future.
While our goal is to end childhood hunger, our work has expanded to include strategies designed to empower at-risk families to better face today’s challenges and realize more stable lives to secure long-term benefits for their children. The COVID-19 pandemic and its economic effects have resulted in a dramatic increase in the number of hungry children and struggling families, and we must pursue creative solutions to reach them both at home and abroad. Our service would not be possible without the collaborative relationships established between our community and corporate partners, our volunteers and employees, and the giving public at large.
Accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance, Feed the Children is one of the leading US-based nonprofit organizations focused on childhood hunger. Please visit us at feedthechildren.org for more information about how you can join us and help create a world where no child goes to bed hungry.