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The Outreach Program

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Hunger
  • International

Location

7401 S Hwy 65-69Des Moines, IA 50320 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

ENDING HUNGER. ENRICHING LIVES. The mission of The Outreach Program is to provide safe water, food, medical care and education to children and those in need, at home and abroad.

Description

Hunger is something that affects the world. One in nine people globally do not get enough food and that is something that must change. Through our unique group service opportunities, The Outreach Program works with businesses, civic organizations, faith-based organizations, schools, government agencies, and other nonprofits to package nutritious protein rich meals that can be distributed to local food banks, pantries or shared internationally.

Accomplishments

Since 2004, using funds raised through their entrepreneurial efforts, Outreach has repaired wells and pumps, drilled new wells, and created solar-powered water purification systems both for villages and individuals. They have taken more than 1,100 medical professionals and support staff to Tanzania on medical missions and shipped in thousands of pieces of donated medical equipment. They have built children centers and schools in Tanzania, which has the capacity to provide midday meals to approximately 1,900 children each school day.

Outreach received the Global Empowerment Award given by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals Artist and Athletes Committee in 2013. Outreach is also a proud member of the Alliance to End Hunger and a partner to Universities Fighting World Hunger.

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