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Feed the Children
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In the U.S. and around the world, Feed the Children distributed approximately 87.8 million pounds of food and essential household items valued at more than $361 million in fiscal year 2020. Through our partnerships and programs, our outreach to children and their families benefited approximately 5.6 million people in the U.S. and more than 1.7 million internationally for a total of 7.3 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 Chandler, Arizona—that offer free school materials and books to educators in qualifying schools in all five states and a portion of Michigan. In fiscal year 2020, we hosted visits from more than 17,000 teachers at qualifying Title I schools and provided more than $3.7 million worth of classroom and school supplies as well as books valued at more than $7 million to potentially benefit more than 574,000 students across 355 school districts.
With the help of our community partners, Feed the Children also responded in fiscal year 2020 to devastation caused by Hurricanes Dorian and Imelda as well as other natural disasters such as wildfires in California, tornadoes in Nashville and flooding in the Midwest. To aid recovery efforts, we shipped more than 1.7 million pounds of food and supplies valued at more than $4.6 million to disaster-affected areas across the United States.
In the eight countries where we work - El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, Kenya, Malawi, 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 2020, more than 241,000 school-age children in these countries 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 women and women who are nursing. Through the Care Group model, we empowered more than 752,000 children and caregivers by providing training in good nutrition practices and encouraging mother leaders to disseminate their knowledge within their communities. Feed the Children also conducted growth-monitoring assessments of more than 154,000 young children in order to identify and prevent malnutrition and stunting and more than 60,000 children received vitamin A supplements. Feed the Children promoted water, sanitation and hygiene practices to nearly 13,000 children and distributed nearly 1.3 million point-of-use water purification packets.
We also worked with our partners to provide relief for families in the Philippines affected by the eruption of the Taal volcano, to protect against cholera in regions touched by floods in Kenya and for those in the Bahamas who were displaced by Hurricane Dorian.
Feed the Children is accredited by GuideStar Exchange and the BBB Wise Giving Alliance. Learn more about us at www.feedthechildren.org.