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Providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials.
Founded in 1979, Feed the Children is one of the largest international charities based in the U.S., with the mission of providing hope and resources for those without life's essentials. Feed the Chidlren is accredited by the BBB Wise Giving Alliance and has a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator.
Feed the Children's domestic programs provide disaster and emergency assistance to people in need. In fiscal year 2013, the organization distributed 98 million pounds of food and supplies with a total value of $215 million to over 10 million individuals in the U.S. Feed the Children is also active in education, distributing backpacks to homeless children and offering free books and supplies to educators through its Teacher Stores.
Around the world, Feed the Children provides nourishing meals every school day to more than 350,000children. In fiscal year 2013, the organization distributed over $129 million in food, medicin, and other essentials to children in 23 countries around the world. The internation programs, including child sponsorships, meet the immediate needs of children while also addressing the root causes of poverty through education and livelihood development.
For more information, visit www.feedthechildren.org.
We love going there everyday and working with kristen! We love meeting new people and working we get that chance. I love helping out making a difference in someone's life! It's the best thing in the world to help out! Everyone that works there are so nice!
I have volunteered a few times now with my church group. Kristen keeps us organized and moving the entire time we are there. She will find something for everyone to do from our youth to some of the elders in our group.
Feed The Children is a fun place to volunteer at. Everyone is always friendly and we have fun assembling the boxes that get sent out to children in need. I have volunteered twice so far and look foward to going back many more times.
Every Thursday afternoon I go to volunteer and am greeted by Kristin with big "hi" and a big smile. I retired 2 years ago and needed to do something and saw the article in our local paper. I love children and I felt this would help them when they are in need. This is a wonderful organization. I live on Social Security and can not help with cash, but I can help with my hands and heart.
The two hours I volunteer weekly are the most fulfilling hours of my week! My 13 and10 year old daughter join me with a group of their friends! They love it! Kristen mills, the volunteer coordinator is always enthusiastic about what we are doing, helps us stay motivated and consistently jumps on the line to help! It has become a staple part of our week!